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Creator:
Print made by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after John Hoppner, 1758–1810, British
Title:

Jupiter and Io

Date:
1785
Medium:
Mezzotint (etched letter proof, title open) on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 7/8 × 17 3/4 inches (58.1 × 45.1 cm), Plate: 22 1/8 × 17 1/8 inches (56.2 × 43.5 cm), and Image: 21 × 17 inches (53.3 × 43.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "[...]"; lower left: "#31"; lower right: "13936"

Circular stamp in black ink, Below image, lower right: flower and decorative border

Lettered below image, lower left: "Painted by J. Hoppner. | From the Original Picture - | Jupiter and lo. | - in the Possession of Lord Hampden. | Published Decemb.r. 1st 1785 by V Green and Son, No 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London."; lower right: "Engraved by V Green., Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty and to the Elector Palatine. | Se vend chez les Ereres Torre, Marchantes d'Estampes, a Loudre."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.431
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloud | Jupiter, shrouded in clouds, woos Io, daughter of Inachus; Juno may be watching the lovers | leaning | nude | pool | religious and mythological subject | shawl | water | wooing
Associated People:
Io, daughter of Inachus, the first king of Argos
Jupiter
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22121
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