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A young woman engrossed in raptures at her desk, with her hands in her lap: a man [a servant?] appears in the background. Mezzotint, 1772.

Date
17 April 1772

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Description

On the desk are a globe, a quill-pen, and an open book with the title: "Euclids elements"; above the fireplace are symbols of natural philosophy

Lettering

A female philosopher in extasy at solving a problem!

Publication/Creation

[London] (St. Martins Lane) : W. Humphrey, 17 April 1772.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 35.3 x 25.2 cm

Publications note

Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12077i

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  • English


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