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Creator:
Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French
after Jean Antoine Watteau, 1684–1721, French
Title:
Masquerade
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/4 × 10 11/16 inches (38.7 × 27.1 cm), Plate: 14 × 9 13/16 inches (35.6 × 24.9 cm), and Image: 12 3/8 × 9 3/4 inches (31.4 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Simon - S.p1129 no 175"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#21"

Lettered, lower left: "Watson pinx. | In this small Group, the Curious may suppose! | In wanton Dance to view our Belles and Beaux; | The lewd Debauche, and the harmless Maid, | With whores and Pimps alike, at Masquerade."; lettered, lower right: "Beware ye Fair this Place avoid and shun, | Think what a Risque your Reputations run. | Think here's the Sands where Thousands have been tost | Their Honour ruind and their Virtue lost."; lettered, lower center: "Sold by W Herbert at the Golden Globe on London bridge"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1165
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:23010
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