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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:

July

Additional Title(s):

July, 1789

Date:
1789
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching, hand colored on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches (41.2 x 33.7 cm), Plate: 14 1/16 x 11 inches (35.7 x 27.9 cm), and Image (oval): 12 3/16 x 10 1/16 inches (30.9 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: "Upon the margin of a stream, | The spot for a poetic dream, | Methought I saw, beneath a shade, | In July's heat, a cottage maid, | And in her lap, as Sampson lay, | Reclin'd on faithless Dahliah,"; lower center: "JULY | London Publish'd July 10, 1789 by Thos. Macklin.PoetsGallery.Fleet Street"; lower right: "A fleecy foot repose his head, | There all his woolly honors shed! | Poor Sheep! quoth I thou'st but a type | Of sillier man! no sooner ripe, | Than by some shearer made a prey, | His wealth, his health, his strengh decay."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11665
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boy | caps | children | costume | cottage | dog (animal) | farm | farmers | genre subject | hats | horse (animal) | labor | landscape | man | pot | river | shawls | shearing | shears | sheep | summer | tree | women | wool
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:50193
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