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Creator:
Print made by John Murphy, c.1748–1820, British
after Giovanni Guercino, 1591–1666, Italian
Title:

The Brothers of Joseph Showing his Bloody Coat

Date:
1782
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 9/16 × 25 3/4 inches (54.8 × 65.4 cm), Plate: 21 × 24 1/8 inches (53.3 × 61.3 cm), and Image: 20 × 24 1/16 inches (50.8 × 61.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Guerchino Pinxit | Josiah Boydell, delnt."; lettered, lower center: "Publish'd Jany 1st 1782 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London"; lettered, lower right: "J. Murphy Sculpsit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.531
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
blood (animal material) | brothers | canes | Christianity | coat | death | dog | father | gathering | grief | Judaism | Old Testament | praying | religious and mythological subject | shepherds | standing | telling, story | tricking | turbans
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22219
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