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Creator:
Print made by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:
The Golden Age
Date:
1777
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 3/4 × 22 5/8 inches (47.6 × 57.5 cm) and Image: 18 1/2 × 22 inches (47 × 55.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "41"; lower right: "159 I | 6/9"

Scratched lettering below image: "THE GOLDEN | AGE"; below image, along oval: "Painted by B.West, Historical Pinter to his Majesty | Published by J. Boydell, Engraver - | Cheapside, June 4th, 1777. | Engraved by V.Green, Engraver to his Majesty and to the Elector Palatine."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.686
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:22383
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