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Creator:
Print made by William Humphrey, 1745–1810, British
after Benjamin Wilson, 1721–1788, British
Title:

A Vestal Virgin

Date:
1770
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 9/16 × 11 13/16 inches (42.1 × 30 cm), Plate: 15 5/8 × 10 15/16 inches (39.7 × 27.8 cm), and Image: 13 3/4 × 10 15/16 inches (34.9 × 27.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "121"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "S-p716.no25"

Lettered, lower left: "B.Wilson delin"; lettered, lower right: "W. Humphrey fecit"; lettered, lower center: "H.Sayer Excudit. | A Vestal Virgin. | London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No.53 in Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs 1st. Decr.1770."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.969
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ewer | fire | pillar | priestess- Roman religion | religious and mythological subject | Roman | sacrifice | smoke | temple | veil | Vestal virgin(s) | virgin
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22659
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