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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:
Cupid in the Character of Bacchus
Date:
1739
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/8 x 11 7/16 inches (39.7 x 29 cm), Plate: 12 15/16 x 8 15/16 inches (32.8 x 22.7 cm), and Image: 11 7/16 x 8 15/16 inches (29 x 22.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "#56 (underlined)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Phi Mercier Invt. et Pinxt. | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1739."; lower center: "Cupid in the Character of Bacchus, | Smile, Bacchus, and applaud thy prosp'rous Art; | The Beauty, toasted, will resign her Heart. | Each Vanquish'd Maid shall hence thy Trophy prove, | And sparkling Nectar grow the Food of Love, | Cupid be wise and brandish now the Glass; | What fires the Youth, must help to win the Lass."; lower right: "J. Faber fecit 1739"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.892
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barrel | boy | carafe | drinking glass | food | god | jug | landscape | nude | pouring | religious and mythological subject | wine
Associated People:
Bacchus
Cupid
Access:
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Publications:
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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. 41, no. 145, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22583
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