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Creator:
Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French
Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779, British
Title:

The Gascon Punish'd or The Beau Outwitted

Date:
1741
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/8 × 14 15/16 inches (27.6 × 37.9 cm), Plate: 9 13/16 × 13 13/16 inches (24.9 × 35.1 cm), and Image: 9 7/16 × 13 3/4 inches (24 × 34.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center left: "#79"

lettered, lower left: "Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill 1741."; lettered, lower left: "The Stratagem's unmaskt, the House alarm'd, | The sparks amazed! but the Lady's charm'd." lettered, lower left: "The Servants are well pleased wth the Jest, | And laugh to see how nice ye spark is drest."; lettered, lower center: "The Gascon punish'd | or the Beau outwitted."; lettered, lower right: "that instinct nor the Natural attration | Of such a Bell cou'd raise him into Action"; lettered lower right: "Her Fame---the Lady riskt in doing so. | Had she had ought t'have dealt wth. but a Beau."; lettered lower right: "J. Simon fecit et ex."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1166
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:23012
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