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Creator:
Print made by Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723)
after Bartolome Murillo, 1617–1682, Spanish
Title:

The Maid in Rural Happiness

Additional Title(s):

The Maid in Rural Happyness

Date:
1757
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/16 x 13 1/4 inches (29.1 x 33.7 cm), Image: 9 5/8 x 12 3/8 inches (24.4 x 31.5 cm), and Plate: 11 x 12 3/8 inches (27.9 x 31.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "P. V. D. Berge fecit"; on back, lower left: "SS4"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Morellio pinxt. | The Maid in Rural Happyness, ~ | Pursues her innocent Employ; ~ | And is her pretty Care to bless, ~ | Accosted by the Blithsom Boy. ~"; lower right: "P. V. B. 1757. | Her soft Intention to emprove, ~ | He makes an Offring on his part, | An Emblem of their future Love, ~ | And with it tenders her his Heart."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1274
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animals | boy | cabbage | children | food | genre subject | gesture | girl | holding | labor | lettuce | love | petting | rabbits | rural | trees | vegetables
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23122
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