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Creator:
Print made by John Dean, 1754–1798, British
after 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, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 14 15/16 × 11 inches (38 × 27.9 cm) and Image: 13 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches (33.7 x 27.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "L-B"; on back, upper right: "B L/e"; on back, lower center: "104 | 227"

collector's mark of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, in brown ink, lower right

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt."; lower center: "Cupid, in the Character of a Link Boy."; lower right: "John Dean fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.291
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boy | chimneys (architectural elements) | cityscape | coat | fire | night | peasant | portrait | 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:21783
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