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Creator:
Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French
after Nicolas Lancret, 1690–1743, French
Title:
The Power of Beauty
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 11/16 × 14 11/16 inches (27.1 × 37.3 cm), Plate: 9 7/8 × 13 15/16 inches (25.1 × 35.4 cm), and Image: 9 7/16 × 13 13/16 inches (24 × 35.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "[I Matrokes] Les [Oies] der [there] Philippe | La Fontaine"; inscribed in graphite, verso, center left: "#89"

Lettered, lower left: J. Simon fec. et ex."; lettered, lower left: "The Youth who ne'er till now on Woman gaz'd, | At once surpriz'd & pleas'd, stands all amaz'd! | Strange Pleasures fill his Breast, his Blood's on fire."; lettered, lower center: "The Power of Beauty."; lettered, lower right: "N. Lancret pinx."; lettered, lower right: "And every Sense is rouz'd with strong Desire; | Such Charms are in the Sex in spite of Art, | When e're ye Eye beholds they touch teh Heart."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1156
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:23001
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