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Creator:
Peter Simon, 1750–1810
after John Downman, 1750–1824, British
Title:

Tom Jones: 'The Philosopher Square, Discovered in Molly Seagrim's Garret'

Date:
1789
Medium:
Colored stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 16 7/8 × 19 7/8 inches (42.9 × 50.5 cm) and Image: 14 5/8 × 18 1/2 inches (37.1 × 47 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "31053"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by J.Downman."; lettered, lower center: "The Philosopher Square, discover'd = TOM JONES. = Molly Seagrim's Garret. | Vide Book V.Chap.V. | Publish'd Mar.35th 1789.by John & Josiah Boydell. No.90.Cheapside London."; lettered, lower right: "Engrav'd by Peter Simon."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.868
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:51188
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