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Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1728–1815
after William Hamilton, 1751–1801
Published by Thomas Macklin, active 1779–1793
Materials & Techniques:
Stipple engraving and etching, hand colored on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches (41.2 x 33.7 cm), Plate: 14 3/8 x 11 inches (36.5 x 28 cm), Image: 11 15/16 x 9 15/16 inches (30.4 x 25.3 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: "Soon as the Morning rambles o'er the sky, | And unperciev'd unfolds the spreading day; | Before the ripen'd field the Reapers stand, | In fair array; each by the lass he loves, | To bebar the rougher part, and mitigate, | By nameless gentle offices her toil."; lower center: "August. | London, Publish'd Aug.t 30.th 1793, by Tho.s Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet street."; lower right: "At once they stoop and swell the lusty shears; | While through their chearfull band the rural talk, | The rural scandal, and the rural jest, | Fly harmless, to deceive the tedius time, | And steal unfelt the sultry hours away. | Vide Thomsons Autum."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
autumn | Autumn, 1730 by James Thomson (1700-1748) | basket | blankets | boys | cap | children | cloth | cottage | farmers | fields | food | genre subject | girls | harvest | knife | landscape | man | pitcher | poem | reapers | ribbons | scythe | seasons | shoes | summer | Thomson, James (1700–1748), poet | wheat straw | women
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