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Creator:
Print made by Bernard Lens, 1659–1725, British
Title:

The Holy Family

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 11/16 × 7 15/16 inches (29.7 × 20.2 cm), Plate: 11 7/16 × 7 3/4 inches (29.1 × 19.7 cm), and Image: 10 15/16 × 7 3/4 inches (27.8 × 19.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "Lens | 373"; inscribed in red crayon, lower left: "3554"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "4308"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "1079"; inscribed in blue graphite, lower left: "Lenes[...]"

Lettered, lower right: "Sold by E d. Cooper at the 3 Pidgins in Bedford Street"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1002
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baby | child | Christianity | cross (object) | family | Holy Family with John the Baptist (as child) | John the Baptist; possible attributes: book, reed cross, baptismal cup, honeycomb, lamb, staff - early life of male saint | lamb | palm tree | reed | religious and mythological subject | saints | trees | veils
Associated People:
Joseph
Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
St. John the Baptist
Mary
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22692
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