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Creator:
Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:

A Venetian Courtesan

Additional Title(s):

A Venetian Courtezan

Date:
1739
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 5/16 x 9 5/16 inches (33.8 x 23.7 cm), Plate: 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (32.7 x 22.6 cm), and Image: 11 5/8 x 8 13/16 inches (29.5 x 22.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "262"; in brown ink, on back, lower right: "41236"; in graphite, on back, lower right: "E/-"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Ph. Mercier invt. et pinxt."; lower center: "A Venetian Courezan. | How diff'rent Beauty from its Self appears, | When it the Garb of Art and Boldness wears; | Th'inveigling Nymphs, who labour to display | Too many Charms, oft their own Force betray: | For Affectation shocks, not tempts, the Sight; | And checks Desire, where most it would invite."; lower right: "I. Faber fecit 1739 | Publish'd according to | Act of Parliament."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.872
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
courtesan | drapery | earrings | figure study | gesture | gown | Grand Tour | hairpiece | jewels | window sill | woman
Associated Places:
Venice
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22563
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John Ingamells, A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings, and Etchings of Philip Mercier, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 46, Walpole Society, 1976-8, p. 48, no. 201, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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