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James Ward
British (1769 - 1859) Engraver

Joshua Reynolds
British (1723 - 1792) Painter

Mrs. Billington as Saint Cecilia


25.75 x 16.375 in. (65.405 x 41.593 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.4.127
Geography: Europe, England, London
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Mezzotints
Culture/Nationality: British

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  • music - The discipline of combining vocal or instrumental sounds to produce beauty of form, harmony, melody, rhythm, expressive content, etc.; musical composition, performance, analysis, etc., as a subject of study; the occupation or profession of musicians.
  • patrons - Those who use their means or influence to benefit individuals, institutions, or causes; especially those who support the work of artists and writers, and including those who commission and pay for individual works. For supporters who assume primary responsibility for projects or activities, use "sponsors." For supporters who give voluntary work, money, or public expressions of support through membership in a voluntary association, use "friends."
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations)."
  • putti - Motifs representing chubby, sometimes winged and naked figures of little boys, derived from Greco-Roman depictions of Eros. Common in art from Renaissance through the 18th century.
  • Roman Catholicism - Refers to the branch of Christianity characterized by a uniform, highly developed ritual canon and organizational structure with doctrinal roots based in the teachings of the Apostles of Jesus Christ in the first century, in the Alexandrian school of theology, and in Augustinian thought. In this religious branch, faith is considered an acceptance of revelation; revelation appears as doctrine. In juridical terms, it refers to the branch of Christianity distinguished as a unified, monolithic sacramental system under the governance of papal authority. Throughout much of its history, the seat of the Pope has been in Rome, thus "Roman Catholicism" is often used to distinguish this concept from the Orthodox Catholic church.
  • saints - People recognized by others as holy persons; in various religions, the dead who are believed to be in Heaven. In the Roman and Eastern Catholic churches, people who are formally recognized by the Church as having had exceptional holiness of life and therefore an exalted station in heaven, and who have often been formally canonized.
  • singers - People who perform vocal music.

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  • Plate Dimensions: 25.75 x 16.375 in. (65.405 x 41.593 cm)

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