Mrs. Hannah Sparke, Widow
Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, 1727 - 1815
after Thomas H. Hull, English, active 1775 - 1827
Stipple engraving and etching in brown ink on laid paper
Plate: 4 7/8 × 4 1/2 in. (12.4 × 11.5 cm)
Sheet: 5 1/16 × 4 11/16 in. (12.9 × 11.9 cm)
Mount: 7 7/8 × 7 1/16 in. (20 × 18 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund
Place Made: Italy, Europe
Not on view
Inscribed, in plate, lower right, beneath image: F. Bartolozzi Scu; inscribed, in plate, lower left, beneath image: Hull pinx.; inscribed, in plate, bottom margin, left to right: Mrs. HANNAH SPARKE WIDOW. / Born Octr. 1678, / and living at Wellingborough, / August 20th. 1785. / Published by E.M. Diemar No. 114 Strand. August 20th. 1785. inscribed, on reverse, lower left, in graphite: W41. 2/30; inscribed, on reverse, lower right, in graphite: p15[underlined] / a-; Stamped, on reverse, center, upside down, in purple ink: Furst zu LIECHTENSTEIN / Wien; Stamped, on mount, bottom right corner, in black ink: 100
James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2014.
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