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18th century
470 x 375 mm (18.5 x 14.8 in.)

Robert Mitchell Meadows, British (Welsh), d. died before 1812
After John Raphael Smith, British (English), (1751–1812)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Stipple engraving printed in brown ink on off-white laid paper
Print impression quality: Good
Series: Number 1 from set of two stipple engravings Inattention and Attention
Edition: Published 28 November 1791 by Smith, King Street, Covent Garden
Marks: Inscribed: “Painted by J.R. Smith /Read Fox’s Martyrs to Sixteen; / How dull how stupid it must prove! / How it would brighten up her mien, / Would Granny read her those of Love. / P.P. [Peter Pindar]; 1802 by Rudolph Ackermann”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: From a collection in southern Germany that descended in the family of an eighteenth-century collector of more than 3,000 English prints; purchased through Nigel Talbot, Grosvenor Prints, on auction at Sotheby’s, 13 November 1997.
Bibliography: Smith cat. no. 255; Ackermann 1802, 9; this print and its companion (DAC 1997.16.6), with Pindar’s “whimsical verses,” were discussed in the Monthly Magazine, vol. 14 (1 August 1802), p. 59.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.16.5

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  • literature (writings)
  • satire - Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 470 x 375 mm (18.5 x 14.8 in.)

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