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Creator:
Print made by William Ward, 1766–1826, British
after George Morland, 1763–1804, British
Title:

The Delightful Story

Date:
1787
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 13/16 × 15 11/16 inches (35.1 × 39.8 cm), Plate: 12 5/8 × 14 inches (32.1 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 11 7/8 × 13 13/16 inches (30.2 × 35.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by G. Morland | Two blooming Nymphs all in a downy bed | In Virgin raptures felt the tender flame"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by W. Ward | Entranc'd young Nancy lay, while Lucy read | Both dwelt with pleasure on the charming theme. | W.C."; lettered, lower center: "THE DELIGHTFUL STORY. | London, Publish'd Septr.1st: 1787=by W:Ward Warren Place near athe halfway House Kentish Town."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.573
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22269
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