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Creator:
Print made by James Watson, 1740–1790, British
after Robert Pyle, active 1760–1768
Published by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Title:
Spring
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 9/16 × 11 1/8 inches (39.5 × 28.3 cm), Plate: 14 × 9 15/16 inches (35.6 × 25.2 cm), and Image: 12 9/16 × 9 15/16 inches (31.9 × 25.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "S165 | #24"

Lettered, lower left: "R. Pyle Pinxt | What secret Joy each Youthful Bosom warms, | When thus the Nymph unfolds her pleasing Charms!."; lettered, lower right: "Ja. Watson fecit | The Meadows smile, the Groves with Music ring, | And genial Nature hails the blooming Spring."; lettered, lower center: "Spring. | Printed for Carington Bowles next the Chapter House in St. Pauls Church Yard London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1285
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:23133
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