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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 Husband's Fortune Told
Date:
ca. 1768
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 x 13 7/8in. (25.4 x 35.2cm) and Sheet: 11 x 16 1/4in. (27.9 x 41.3cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "AD 1768"; inscribed on verso in graphite, center right: "#159"

Lettered below image: "Published as the Act directs | The Husband's Fortune Told. | Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, at No.69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London."; below image: "When gay Eighteen to Sixty weds, | How just the Scheme of sep'rate Beds, | This Dotard needs no Gipsy's Prate, | His Wife and Betty know his Fate."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.814
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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:5815
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