Cornelia and her Children
Materialsstipple engraving (printing process)
50.8 x 39 cm (20 x 15 3/8 inches) (plate)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Original--Recto:inscribed in pencil in LR:Lady Cockburn Verso:inscibed in pencil in LL:y 34 (within a circle); in LR:Related to 10.6; in black and red ink on a white label in UL:EA/442/RIn Plate--Inscribed in LL:Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxt.; inscribed in LC:Published Jan: 2 1792, by C. Wilkin, No. 12 Ranelagh Street pimlico; inscribed in LR:C. Wilkin Sculpt.; titled in center of bottom margin:CORNELIA/and her/CHILDREN; inscribed on left of bottom margin:Cornelia, after the death of her husband applied/herself to the care of her family with a Wisdom/ and Prudence that acquired her great esteem./ Plutarch tells us that Ptolemy King of Egypt/would have shared his crown with her, and /sent to ask her in marriage; but she refused/him.Certainly he would have been a Husband/very unworthy of so accomplished a spouse./ VideHook's Roman History.; inscribed on right of bottom margin:Cornelia aprés la mort de son Mari s'appliqua/au soin de sa ...
Marks: Stamped in brown ink on verso:R.I.S.D./MUSEUM/OF ART surrounded by PROVIDENCE/RHODE ISLAND all inscribed in a circle.
Credit / Object Number
Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell
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