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Creator:
Print made by John Greenwood, 1727–1792, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:

The Curious Maids

Additional Title(s):

Les Filles Curieuses

Date:
1768
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches (44.2 x 29.8 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 x 9 15/16 inches (35.3 x 25.2 cm), and Image: 12 1/2 x 9 15/16 inches (31.7 x 25.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "cat"; lower right: "o/-"; on back, lower center: "#84"; on back, lower right: "cat under(?)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "In prime of Youth, what Funny Tricks | Are often play'd by either Sex! | The Tales they've heard their Nurses say | They put in Practice Day by Day."; lower center: "The | Curious Maids. | Les Filles Curieuses. | London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street. Publish'd as the Act directs 17 Feby. 1768."; lower right: "J. Greenwood invt. et fecit | Forbear dear Girls! for Pty's sake | Have Mercy on a Sleeping Rake! | As in the Bowl his Hand you've got, | You'll make him soon do __ You know what. | Price 2s."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.947
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bowl | candle | chairs | coat | costume | cravat | curtains | drapery | genre subject | gowns | humor | interior | jewelry | men | necklaces | night | pearls | sword | tricorne | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22637
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