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  • Title: The Mirror—Serena, and Flirtilla
  • Creator: John Raphael Smith
  • Date Created: 1782
  • Subject Keywords: female genre, genre, mirrors, oval images
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed: “Design’d by J.R. Smith / Published Febr 12 1782 by J.R. Smith” with address
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Weedon Endowment funds, 1993
  • Materials & Techniques: Stipple engraving printed in brown-black ink on laid paper
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Scratched-letter proof; editioned print is inscribed: “Now pluck the rose, Flirtillas mirror cries/ Spring is Loves Season, and he bids ‘Be gay’/ Serenas mirror whispers, ‘Maid be wise’/ Tis thus you''ll find that every month is May.”
  • Dimensions: 1812
  • Bibliography: J.R. Smith catalogue (BM) cat. 29 as "The Mirror"; Frankau 242
  • Associated People: Created by John Raphael Smith (British (English), 1751-1812)
  • Accession Number: 1993.27.1

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