The Calling of Samuel
- Mezzotint (second state) on medium, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
- Sheet: 16 5/16 × 12 3/16 inches (41.4 × 31 cm), Plate: 15 × 10 7/8 inches (38.1 × 27.6 cm), and Image: 13 3/16 × 10 13/16 inches (33.5 × 27.5 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "H"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "253"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "21 3/4 x 18"
Colletor's mark: ram's head
Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds" lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J. R. Smith"; lettered, lower center: "THE CALLING OF SAMUEL. | London Publish'd July 18 1783 by J. R. Smith, No.83 Oxford Street.
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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- Subject Terms:
- awe | blanket | boy | clouds | gazing | gesturing | light | listening | obedience | Old Testament | portrait | religious and mythological subject | the calling of Samuel (1 Samuel 3)
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Print made by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British, The Calling of Samuel, 1783
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