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Creator:
Print made by John Dean, 1754–1798, British
British Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Cupid in the Character of a Link Boy

Former Title(s):

Cupid as a Link Boy

Date:
1777
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 11/16 x 12 1/4 inches (42.4 x 31.1 cm), Plate: 15 7/16 x 11 inches (39.2 x 28 cm), and Image: 13 7/16 x 11 inches (34.2 x 28 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "900-"; on back, upper center, written upside down: "AE (in monogram) S"; on back, upper right: "20415"; on back, lower left: "15393 | Ha[...]e"; illegible inscription on back, lower right

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Sr. Ioshua Reynolds Pinxit"; lower right: "Iohn Dean Fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.289
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boy | chimneys (architectural elements) | cityscape | coat | couple | fire | god | linkboy | night | peasant | portrait | religious and mythological subject | smoke | street | torch (lighting device) | wings
Associated People:
Cupid
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21781
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