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Creator:
Print made by Bernard Lens, 1659–1725, British
after Francesco Albani, 1578–1660, Italian
Title:

Venus Attiring by the Graces

Additional Title(s):

The Toilet of Venus

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint with line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/8 × 13 7/8 inches (28.3 × 35.2 cm), Plate: 10 × 12 13/16 inches (25.4 × 32.5 cm), and Image: 9 5/8 × 12 5/8 inches (24.4 × 32.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center left: "#34"

Lettered, lower left: "Albanus inv."; lettered, lower center: "Venus attiring by the Graces"; lettered, lower right: "Sold by H. Overton & J.Hool at the | White horse without Newgate."; lettered, lower right: " B.Lens fecit et exc:"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1056
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beauty | cherubs | chest | clouds | columns | combing | flowers | fountain | garden | harp | mirror | music | nudes | palace | pearls | reflection | statues | vase
Associated People:
the Graces
Venus
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22746
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