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The Chantress

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The Chantress

18th century
253 x 228 mm (10 x 9 in.)

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

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Stipple engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Good
Marks: Inscribed: “Designed & Engraved by J.R. Smith/ Witness if I be silent, morn or even,/ To Hill, or valley, fountain, or fresh shade,/ Made vocal by my song, and taught his praise./ Milton”
Marks: Watermark: Large crown
Bibliography: John Raphael Smith catalog (British Museum) cat. no. 51 as "Chauntress"; Frankau 72.
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 1993
Accession Number: 1993.27.2

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This object has the following keywords:
  • 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.]
  • music - The art concerned with the combining of vocal or instrumental sounds in measured time to communicate emotions, ideas, or states of mind, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. [January 1995 scope note added. December 1991 related term added; related term added.]
  • musicians - Those skilled or specializing in the art or practice of music, such as composers, conductors, and performers. [January 1995 scope note added. February 1993 descriptor moved. November 1992 alternate term added. March 1992 related terms added.]
  • singers

  • plate Dimensions: 253 x 228 mm (10 x 9 in.)

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