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Creator:
Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:

The Masqueraders

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 10 1/16 × 13 3/4 inches (25.6 × 34.9 cm) and Image: 9 3/16 × 13 5/8 inches (23.3 × 34.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered lower left: "With Finger on his Lips, the Amorous Priest | And Arm around the Gentle Fair Ones Waste, | His Wanton looks her Yielding wishes win | And tells her that to Love can be no Sin."; lettered, lower right: "Her kind Duenna fumbling o're her Beads | With watchfull prying looks, prays he succeeds. | From Convent far the Brotherhood Espies | The pleasing sight and Envy him the Prize."; lettered, lower left: "Phill: M: pinxit."; lettered, lower right: "J. Simon fec."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1160
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | genre subject | priests
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23005
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