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Creator:
Print made by Edward Fisher, 1722–1785, British
Published by Edward Fisher, 1722–1785, British
Title:

Peter Abelard (1079-1142), French scholastic philosopher

Date:
1779
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 11/16 x 9 13/16 inches (32.2 x 24.9 cm), Plate: 9 7/16 x 7 3/16 inches (24 x 18.2 cm), and Image (oval): 6 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches (17.5 x 14.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "368"

Lettered, lower center: "ABELARD. To philantus. P. 65 | I Saw Eloisa, I spoke to her; -- each Action, each confused Look, told her the Trouble of my Soul. | Done from the Original Drawing, by Edward Fisher, ~ | And Publish'd Oct,,r 23,,d 1779 by him at his Print - Shop, No,,11 Ludgate Stree."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.907
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
book | curls | French | gesturing | letters | lover | man | Medieval | oval | philosopher | portrait | posing | reading | scholar
Associated People:
Abelard, Peter (1079-1142), medieval French scholastic philosopher
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22598
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