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Creator Lewis Vaslet, 1742–1808, British
Title The Spoiled Child, Scene III
Alternate Title(s) The Spoiled Child
Date ca. 1802
Medium Watercolor with black ink and gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (39.3 x 49.5 cm) Image: 13 3/8 x 18 7/8 inches (33.9 x 48 cm)
Multiple inscriptions in black ink throughout image; inscribed in black ink, lower left: "Contents of the | letter | Sir The Irish Giant Mr. O'burne, now in | this City being second Cousin to my Mother, the no | Relation of mine, I am desirous of having a Miniature | of him taken by you. I would have it for a bracelet | & She shall contrive to be with you on Sunday being | an Idle day at 12, when the people are all busy | at Church. If you are engagd put this by & read it | at your leisure only send an answer by ye. bearer. | from yours Sco. | Maria Crosby | P. S. While he is sitting let nobody be in the room"; lower center: "THE SPOIL'D CHILD Scene III | My dearest life! by Saturn's Orb I swear | My love shall last while your white breast shall wear | This trifling pledge of my fond heart's desires | More fierce than Hecta's flames or Etha's fires."; in graphite, on mount, lower right: "L. VASLET 84"; on back of mount, center: "L. VASLET | The Spoiled Child III"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1977.14.4343
Collection Prints and Drawings
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Subject Terms animal art | armed forces | artist | books | cane | canvas | chairs | child | comb | costume | cravats | crow (animal) | curtains | drapery | dresses | easels | feathers | fichu | flowers (plants) | genre subject | girl | hairstyling | humor | ink bottles | interior | letters | magnifying glass | men | miniature (painting) | mirrors | monkey (animal) | nobility | paintbrush | painter | paintings | palette | pedestals | portraits | rooster | satire | screen (furniture) | scroll (information artifact) | sword | tables | tail coats | teacup | tricorne | uniform | wig | woman
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