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Creator:
Print made by Bernard Lens, 1659–1725, British
after Cornelius van Poelenburgh, 1586–1667, Dutch
Title:
Nymphs Bathing
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/16 × 11 11/16 inches (25.6 × 29.7 cm) and Image: 9 9/16 × 11 9/16 inches (24.3 × 29.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "287"

Lettered, lower left: "Cornelius Poulenberg pinxit Roma."; lettered, lower center: "Fair Nymphs while from the Sun's too fervent heat | To Bathe in the cool River you retreet, | B. Lens Fec."; lettered, lower center: "Beware of Curious eyes, Lest you reveal | Those very Beauties, which you wou'd conceal."; lettered, lower right: "Printed for the Bowles next the | Chapter house in St. Pauls Church Yard."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.995
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bathing | bushes | clouds | flowers | landscape | nudes | nymphs | pointing | religious and mythological subject | river | riverbank | rock (landform) | ruins | sitting | sky | trees
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22685
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