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Creator:
Print made by John Dean, 1754–1798, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by Sayer & Bennett, 1725–1794, British
Title:

Mercury

Date:
1777
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 x 12 5/16 inches (43.2 x 31.3 cm), Plate: 15 1/2 x 10 13/16 inches (39.3 x 27.4 cm), and Image: 13 7/16 x 10 13/16 inches (34.2 x 27.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "21 3/4 x 18"; on back, lower right: "x | 258 (encircled) | 105"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxit"; lower center: "Publish'd as the Act directs 17 March 1777 by R Sayer & J Bennett No,, 53, Fleet Street"; lower right: "Iohn Dean Fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.293
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boy | coat | coin purse | god | hat | mythology | portrait | religious and mythological subject | trees | wings
Associated People:
Mercury
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21785
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