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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after William Hamilton, 1751–1801, British
Published by Thomas Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street, active 1779–1793, British
Title:

February

Date:
1793
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching, hand colored on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/8 x 13 5/16 inches (41 x 33.8 cm), Plate: 14 3/16 x 11 inches (36 x 27.9 cm), and Image (oval): 8 1/8 x 9 15/16 inches (20.7 x 25.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "P2816/12"

Lettered, black ink, center left along image: "W. Hamilton R. A. Pinx.t"; center right along image: "F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t"; lower left: "Joyous th'impatient husmandman percieves, | Relenting nature, and his lusty steers, | Drives from their stalls, to where the well us'd plough, | Lies in the furrow, loosen'd, from the frost, | There, unrefusing, to the harness'd yoke;"; lower center: "FEBRUARY. | London, Publish'd Oct.r 1.st 1793, by Tho.s Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street."; lower right: "They lend their shoulder, and begin their toil, | While through the neighbouring field the sower stalks, | With measured step; and liberal throws the grain, | Into the faithful bosom of the ground, | The harrow follows harsh, and shuts the scene. | Vide. Thomsons Spring."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11660
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | cape | child | clouds | costume | farm | farmers | genre subject | grass | hat | landscape | men | necklaces | oxen | plough | poem | seed | spikes | Spring, 1728 by James Thomson (1700-1748) | sticks | Thomson, James (1700–1748), poet | winter | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:50188
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