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Creator:
Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after Adriaan van der Werff, 1659–1722, Dutch
Title:
Bathsheba Bringing Abishag to David
Date:
1779
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 5/8 × 19 3/8 inches (65.1 × 49.2 cm), Plate: 24 7/8 × 18 1/8 inches (63.2 × 46 cm), and Image: 23 1/8 × 18 inches (58.7 × 45.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, upper right: "14"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "13"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "18 3/4 / 25 1/8"; lower center: "No 7 | 12374"; lower right: "f2 261, undo"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.673
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | canopy | caretaker | Christianity | conversation | elderly | influencing | Judaism | Old Testament | power | religious and mythological subject | virgin | wife
Associated People:
David, biblical king of Israel
Bathsheba
Abishag
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22370
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