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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:

Prodigal Son with Harlots

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/16 x 14 1/2 inches (26.5 x 36.9 cm), Plate: 9 15/16 x 13 15/16 inches (25.3 x 35.4 cm), and Image: 9 7/16 x 13 7/8 inches (24 x 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "Ph. Mercier pinxt."; lower center, partially cropped off: "Prodigal Son with Harlots"; lower right: "F."; in graphite, lower right: "aber"; on back, center left: "19#"; on back, lower center: "J. Faber Junr | Prodigal with Harlots"; on back, lower right: "Proof | [illegible inscriptions]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.891
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
alcohol | bottles | candlestick | card table | cleaning | dining room | drinking | embrace | entertainment | food | fruit | genre subject | gesture | jugs | knives | leisure | man | nobility | playing cards | prostitutes | servant | table | wine bottles | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22582
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