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Creator:
Print made by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
The Calling of Samuel
Date:
1783
Medium:
Mezzotint (second state) on medium, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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
Accession Number:
B1970.3.285
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
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)
Associated People:
Samuel
God
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21773
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