The Oracle (Brittania, Hibernia, Scotia and America assembled to consult the Oracle)

1774
John Dixon (Irish, active in England, about 1740–1811)


Catalogue Raisonné

Smith 38

Dimensions

Sheet: 54 x 59 cm (21 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.) engraved inscription on separate plate approximately 3 x 59 cm. mounted down; Mount: 75 x 102.5 cm (29 1/2 x 40 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2181

Medium or Technique

Mezzotint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved under image: THE ORACLE / Representing Brittania, Hibernia, Scotia, & America, as assembled to consult the Oracle, on the present situation of Public Affairs. Time acting as Priest. / Dedicated to Concord. At left: Invt Drawn & Engraved by JDixon; at right: Kempes Row Facing Ranelagh Walls Chelsea

Markings

Old inscriptions in graphite pencil: lower center: No 8 pag. 132 [or 732] T4. Upper left: 1730 Dixon, J.; upper center 21; lower center 10.

Provenance

Liechtenstein Coll., dispersed beginning in 1950s; German dealer ca. 2004; James Bergquist from whom purchased 15 Dec. 2004.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis