- Stipple engraving and etching, hand colored on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
- 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 (oval): 12 1/16 x 10 1/16 inches (30.7 x 25.6 cm)
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:
- 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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Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99), March, 1793
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