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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century
Published by Haines & Son, active 1795–1809, British
Title:
The Moralist
Date:
1795
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 7/8 × 10 3/8 inches (40.3 × 26.4 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (35.2 × 25.1 cm), and Image: 12 × 9 7/8 inches (30.5 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "#163"

Lettered below image: "The Moralist | Published 13th. April 1795, by Haines & Son, No.19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane."; below title: "Where Virtue encircles the fair, | There roses and lillies are vain; | Each blossom must drop with dispair; | Where Innocence takes up her reign: | No guady embellishing arts, | The fair-one need call to her aid; | Who kindly by nature imparts, | The Graces that virtue has made. | The Swain who has sense must despise, | Each coquetish art to ensnare; | If timely ye'd wish to be wise, | Attend to my counsel ye fair; | Let Virgins whom nature has blest, | Her sovereign dictates obey; | For Beauties by nature express'd, | Are beauties that never decay."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.810
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22503
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