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Black, Brown, and Fair

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Black, Brown, and Fair

18th century
193 x 193 mm (7.6 x 7.6 in.)

John Raphael Smith, British (English), (1751–1812)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Stipple engraving printed in two shades of brown ink on heavyweight wove paper
Print impression quality: Fair
Edition: Published 12 February 1785 by John R. Smith. The title is quoted from Pope's "Epistle to a Lady" (1735), lines 1–4, which relates a woman’s complexion to her character, since she is too soft to otherwise bear evidence.
Marks: Signed in plate below image, lower center: “J.R. Smith”
Bibliography: John Raphael Smith catalog (British Museum) cat. no. 82; Frankau 35.
Credit Line: Gift of Ellen G. D’Oench (BA Wesleyan 1973, Trustee 1977–1979, DAC Curator 1979–1998), 1993
Accession Number: 1993.30.2

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  • circular images
  • female genre
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]

Location Latitude: British (English), Longitude: D'Oench

  • plate Dimensions: 193 x 193 mm (7.6 x 7.6 in.)

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