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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:
Damon and Pastora
Date:
1786
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 7/8 × 11 1/2 inches (40.3 × 29.2 cm), Plate: 14 × 9 7/8 inches (35.6 × 25.1 cm), and Image: 13 × 9 7/8 inches (33 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "140"

Lettered below image: "Damon | and | Pastora. | London. Printed for Robert Sayer, Map and Printseller, No.53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, Octr. 28th, 1786. Written by Mr. Nicholl. 169."; below image: "Alone by the side of a murmuring rill, | That lav'd the gay foot of a primrosy hill; | Pastora beneath a broad Poplar was laid; | When Damon in extasy enter'd the Shade, | He sig'd & he Swore by the pow'rs overhead, | If she'd bless him to day, to morrow he'd wed."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.807
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:22500
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