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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century
after John Collet, ca. 1725–1780, British
Published by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Title:
The Wife's Fortune Told
Date:
ca. 1768
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 3/4 x 13 3/4in. (24.8 x 34.9cm) and Sheet: 11 x 16 1/4in. (27.9 x 41.3cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1970.3.767
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
genre subject
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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British Comic Art 1730 - 1830 (Museum of Art and Archaelogy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988-10-14 - 1988-12-04)

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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5813
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