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Creator:
Print made by John Dean, 1754–1798, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Mercury
Date:
1777
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 x 12 3/8 inches (43.2 x 31.5 cm), Plate: 15 9/16 x 10 15/16 inches (39.5 x 27.8 cm), and Image: 13 9/16 x 10 7/8 inches (34.4 x 27.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "105-"; on back, upper center, written upside down: "AE (in monogram) S"; on back, upper right: "20415"; on back, lower left: "15393 | Ha[...]e"; on back, lower right: "Paw(?) 30/ | 152"

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.292
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boy | coat | coin purse | god | hat | mythology | portrait | portrait | religious and mythological subject | trees | wings
Associated People:
Mercury
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21784
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