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Creator:
Print made by William Ward, 1766–1826, British
after John Hoppner, 1758–1810, British
Title:
The Sleeping Nymph
Date:
1808
Medium:
Mezzotint (only state) on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 11/16 × 24 13/16 inches (52.5 × 63 cm) and Image: 18 7/8 × 23 15/16 inches (47.9 × 60.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[...]"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by John Hoppner Esqr. R.A."; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by Willm. Ward Engraver | to H.R.H. the Duke of York."; lettered, lower center: "Published Jany 20 1808. by the Engraver. No.24. Buckingham Place Fitzroy Square. | To Sire John Fleming Leicester Bart. | Sleeping Nymph | From the original Picture in his possession is by permission respectfully dedicated by his very obliged & obedient Servt Wm. Ward"; lettered, lower left: "As on her arm reclines the sleeping fair. | And with her breath the loitering gale perfumes. | Loves sees or thinks he sees his mother there."; lettered, lower right: "And nearer earth directs his glittering plumes. | Hovers with fond delight around her bower. | And swells the fragrance with a roseate shower."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.436
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arrow | basket | bow | cherub | flowers | flying | love | nude | nymph | putto | quiver | religious and mythological subject | sleeping | tree | wings | woods
Associated People:
Cupid
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22126
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