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Creator:
Print made by Andrew Miller, Died 1763, British
after Jacques Courtin, 1672–1752, French
Title:

The Magnificent Lover

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/8 × 10 1/4 inches (39.7 × 26 cm), Plate: 13 × 8 15/16 inches (33 × 22.7 cm), and Image: 11 3/16 × 8 7/8 inches (28.4 × 22.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#296"

Lettered, lower left: "J. Courtin Pinxt. | Who would not here the Happy Swain approve, | Pleasusre's his Zeal, and his Devotion Love, | With Flowers just pluckt from sweet Gytheras Shade, | The Youth has Deck'd his dear Consenting Maid."; lettered, lower right: "And Miller fecit | Her Sparkling Eyes unusual Transport shows, | And Flushing Cheecks wth conscious Triumphs glows; | What danger can the Happy Swain betide- | Who sports it with an Angel for his Guide-"; lettered, lower center: "The Magnificent Lover. | Printed for Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street London"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1072
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22762
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