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Creator:
Print made by Robert Laurie, 1755?–1836, British
after Francis Wheatley, 1747–1801, British
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:

The Wane of the Honeymoon

Date:
1789
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 26 1/4 × 20 inches (66.7 × 50.8 cm), Plate: 24 × 18 inches (61 × 45.7 cm), and Image: 22 × 18 inches (55.9 × 45.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "M.4394 pair | 623"

Lettered below image: "Painted by F.Wheatley | Engraved by R.Laurie | THE WANE OF THE HONEY - MOON. | Fair opportunity Loves constant friend, | Soon offers to accomplish Madam's end; | At masque she meets a Spark - they both retire, | Unmask - my Wife! - my Spouse! - Hell! flames & fire! | Published 1st Sepr. 1789 by Robt. Sayer 53 Fleet Street, London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.691
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:22388
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