The Power of Beauty
- Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
- 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)
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:
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Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French, The Power of Beauty, undated
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