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

The Pledge of Love

Date:
1788
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 11/16 × 13 13/16 inches (47.5 × 35.1 cm), Plate: 14 7/8 × 10 7/8 inches (37.8 × 27.6 cm), and Image: 12 1/8 × 10 7/16 inches (30.8 × 26.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "519"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by G. Morland"; lettered, lower right: "Engrav'd by W.Ward"; lettered, lower center: "THE PLEDGE OF LOVE. | The lovely Fair with rapture views. | This token of their love. | Then all her promises renews. | And hopes he'll constant prove. | London Pubd. June 1.1788 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.574
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:22270
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