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Creator:
William Say, 1768–1834
And Charles Turner, 1774–1857
after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723–1792
Title:

The Society of Dilettanti

Date:
between 1800 and 1820
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/2 × 15 1/4 inches (52.1 × 38.7 cm), Image: 18 7/8 × 14 3/4 inches (47.9 × 37.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "billet an le freight | No.2"

Collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Lettered below image, lower left to lower right: "Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxt. Lord Mulgrave. Lord Dundas. Honble. Charles Greville. Charles Crowle Esqr. Duke of Leeds. Sir Joseph Banks. Turner Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1014
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49998
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J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 38, 84, no. 36 (2), N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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