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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:

The Departure

Additional Title(s):

The Prodigal Son Taking Leave

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 9 7/16 × 13 7/8 inches (24 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower right: "R.Purcel fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1113
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22957
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