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Creator:
Print made by William Dent, active 1784–1793
Published by William Dent, active 1784–1793
Title:

Flying News or Seringapatam Taken by Strategem

Date:
1792
Medium:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/4 × 15 inches (23.5 × 38.1 cm), Plate: 9 × 13 7/8 inches (22.9 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 9 × 13 7/8 inches (22.9 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in image: "Why you drive all before you, from one extreme | to the other - the last express you bought in | a Broad Wheeled Wagon | STOCK EXCHANGE | By Cot a mighty as well as | make monies [...] Humbug, was | a very coot joke to see a [...] | man run away with a Shad on | TIPPO | SERINGAPATAM | Great News! Muckle | News! ay my bonny ones | an ye ken I'ave got Tippo | and his Capital, by my torth! | it's as true as the Vestal! | What! What is | this coming in | such a great Hurry | A Strong | Easterly | Wind I | think"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2019.17.11
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:81877
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