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Creator:
Print made by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
after George Romney, 1734–1802, British
Title:
Lady Hamilton as 'Nature'
Date:
1784
Medium:
Mezzotint, with border in aquatint (first state, Horne.IIa) on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 13/16 × 11 5/16 inches (37.6 × 28.7 cm) and Image: 9 13/16 × 8 inches (24.9 × 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "980"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#67"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "6980"

Watermark

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by G. Romney"; lettered, lower center: "NATURE. | Flush'd by the spirit of the genial year | Her lips blush deeper sweets, they breath of YOuth, | The shining moisture swells into her eyes | In brighter glow, her wishing bosem heaves | With palpatations wild. | London Publish'd May 29, 1784, by J.R. Smith N.83 Oxford Street."; lettered, lower right: "Engrav'd by J.R. Smith, | Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal | Highness the Prince of Wales."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.334
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:6413
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