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Creator:
James Fittler, 1758–1835, British
after George Robertson, 1749–1788, British
Published by James Fittler, 1758–1835, British
Title:

Mail Coach

Date:
ca. 1787
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 9 13/16 x 11 5/16 inches (25 x 28.7 cm) and Image (oval): 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches (21 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "D 3402"

Marked in blue ink, on back, center right: "Paul Mellon Collection"

Lettered, lower left: "George Robertson del."; lower center: "To John Palmer Esq.r Surveyor and (coat of arms) Comptroller General of the Post Office; | This Plate of the MAIL COACH is respectfully Inscribed | by his obedient humble Servant James Fittler~"; lower right: "James Fittler sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9734
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bucket | carriage | chimneys | clouds | coach | crest | driving | galloping | genre subject | harnesses | horses (animals) | horses (animals) | houses | inn | mail | men | oval | post office | pub | road | services, municipal | shovel | sign | thatch | trees | village | whips
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52165
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