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Creator:
Print made by Richard Purcell, active 1746–1766, Irish
after Sebastien Le Clerc, 1676–1763, French
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:
Return of the Prodigal Son
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 5/8 × 14 1/16 inches (24.4 × 35.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "#298"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "The return of the prodigal son"

Lettered, lower right: "R. Purcel fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1107
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Prodigal Son Narratives 1480 - 1980 (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1996-03 - 1996-03)

Prodigal Son Narratives 1480 - 1980 (Davison Art Center, 1995-09-01 - 1995-10-28)

Prodigal Son Narratives 1480 - 1980 (Yale University Art Gallery, 1995-04-04 - 1995-07-16)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22951
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