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Creator:
Print made by John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
Title:

The Oracle, Representing Britannia, Hibernia, Scotia and America

Date:
1774
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 × 26 1/4 inches (55.9 × 66.7 cm), Plate: 20 1/2 × 23 1/8 inches (52.1 × 58.7 cm), and Image: 20 1/2 × 23 1/8 inches (52.1 × 58.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed lower center in graphite: "<...> | The Oracle"; inscribed on verso in graphite upper left: "Mr"; upper right: "23"; lower left: "C18907 | axx - | 0810"; lower right: "103 | opo | Ru | 25"

Collector's mark: "F.P.G."

Lettered lower left: "Invt Drawn & Engrav'd by J. Dixon. P[...] According to Act of Parliamt March 30, 1774"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2013.1
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
feathers | globe | headdress | lantern | priest | religious and mythological subject | snake | wings
Associated People:
Scotia
America
Father Time, man with wings and scythe
Britannia
Hibernia
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:66659
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