- Stipple engraving and etching, hand colored on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 16 5/16 x 13 1/4 inches (41.4 x 33.6 cm), Plate: 14 1/16 x 11 inches (35.7 x 28 cm), and Image (oval): 12 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches (30.8 x 25.7 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: "As ruthless Death mows king and clown, | Both flower and weed the scythe cuts down, | The Village maids, with fork and rake, | Of verdant grass brown hay now make; | And, chear'd by ale, to rustic tune | Chaunt their blithe song in praise of June:"; lower center: "JUNE. | London Publish'd July 10.1789 by the Tho.s Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street"; lower right: "But should Aquarius drain his vase, | And in a flood immerse the ways, | Pity, ye rich: th' industrius poor, | Nor send them hungry from your door: | And young or old, rich, poor, grave, gay, | While the sun shines be sure make hay:"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- basket | bonnet | cap | carts | children | cloth | clouds | costume | cup | food | genre subject | grass | hats | hoes | intaglio print | landscape | landscape | men | pitcher | rakes | summer | women
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Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99), June, 1789
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