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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:
March
Date:
1793
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching, hand colored on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches (41.3 x 33.7 cm), Plate: 14 x 10 15/16 inches (35.6 x 27.8 cm), and Image: 12 1/16 x 10 1/16 inches (30.7 x 25.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "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: "Should I my steps turn to the rural seat, | There well-pleas'd, I might the various polity survey | Of the mixt houshold kind, The careful hen | Calls all her chirping family around,"; lower center: "MARCH. | London, Publish'd Aug.st. 20.th 1793, by Tho.s Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street."; lower right: "Fed and defended by the fearless cock, | Whose breast with ardour flames, as on he walks, | graceful and grows defiance. | Vide. Thompsons Spring."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11661
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barn | baskets | bowl | buckets | bull | cages | chickens | chicks | clouds | costume | etching (printing process) | farm | genre subject | hats | hay | men | rooster | spring | Spring, 1728 by James Thomson (1700-1748) | stipple engraving | Thomson, James (1700–1748), poet | women
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:50189
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