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Creator:
Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after Godfried Schalcken, 1643–1706, Dutch
drawn by William Shipley, 1715–1803, British
Published by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
Title:
Boy Lighting a Candle
Date:
1751
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 15/16 × 8 7/8 inches (32.8 × 22.5 cm) and Image: 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches (26.7 x 22.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "349"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Gody,, Schalcken Pinxt,, Wm,, Shipley Delint. | Sold at the Golden Head by the Church Bloomsbury Square."; lower center: "Done from the Original Painting at Altrop, in the Collection of JOHN SPENCER Esq. | To Whom this Plate is humbly Dedicated, | by His Obliged & most humble,, Servt,, | John Faber"; lower right: "J. Faber fecit 1751."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.884
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
blowing | boy | candle | candleholder | chiaroscuro | child | fire | genre subject | holder | moon | night | smoke
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22575
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