The Wife's Fortune Told
- ca. 1768
- Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Plate: 9 3/4 x 13 3/4in. (24.8 x 34.9cm), Sheet: 11 x 16 1/4in. (27.9 x 41.3cm)
Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper right: "#184"
Lettered below image: "Published as the Act directs | The Wife's Fortune Told. | Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, at No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London."; below image: "With Maid of Widows e'er so old, | A Youth of Spirit gets the Gold | Why then to know your Fate so silly? | You gave your Cash to keep a - filly."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- genre subject
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- IIIF Manifest:
Three Centuries of Comic Art-Eighteenth Century Satire: John Collet (Museum of Art and Archaelogy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998-06-06 - 1998-08-23) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]
British Comic Art 1730 - 1830 (Museum of Art and Archaelogy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988-10-14 - 1988-12-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]