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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:

The Contemplative Charmer

Date:
1786
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 35 3/4 × 10 3/8 inches (90.8 × 26.4 cm), Plate: 14 × 9 7/8 inches (35.6 × 25.1 cm), and Image: 13 1/4 × 9 7/8 inches (33.7 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "#177"

Lettered inside image, center: "Hervey's Meditations"; below image, lower center: "The Contemplative Charmer."; below image: "Such are the Charms that flush the Cheek, | And Sparkle in the Eye, | So, from the lovely finish'd form, | The transient Graces fly."; lower center: "London, Printed for Robert Sayer, Map and Printseller No.53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 1st July, 1786"; lower right: "194"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.763
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:22460
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