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Creator:
Print made by John Dean, 1754–1798, British
British Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by Sayer & Bennett, 1725–1794, British
Title:
Cupid in the Character of a Link Boy
Date:
1777
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (47 x 32.4 cm), Plate: 15 7/16 x 10 15/16 inches (39.2 x 27.8 cm), and Image: 13 7/16 x 10 15/16 inches (34.1 x 27.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "Cupid in the Character of a Link Boy."; in graphite, on back, upper left: "21 3/4 x 18"; on back, lower right: "254 (encircled)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Sr Ioshua Reynolds Pinxit"; lower center: "LONDON Printed for R SAYER & J BENNETT Map & Printsellers No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs August 1, 1777."; lower right: "Iohn Dean Fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.290
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:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21782
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