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Creator:
Print made by Thomas Watson, 1743–1781, British
after Daniel Gardner, 1750–1805, British
Published by Thomas Watson, 1743–1781, British
and William Dickinson, 1746–1823, British
Title:

Circe

Date:
1778
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/16 × 10 inches (33.5 × 25.4 cm), Plate: 9 15/16 × 7 11/16 inches (25.2 × 19.5 cm), and Image: 8 9/16 × 7 5/8 inches (21.7 × 19.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, verso, upper left: "Print | 5-2889(92)"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#75"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by D.. Gardner."; lettered, lower right: "Engrav'd by T.Watson."; lettered, lower center: "CIRCE, | The daughter of the Sun, whose charmed cup | Whoever tasted, lost his upright shape; | And downward fell into a groveling swine. | Milton's Mask, L:5. | London, Publish'd Nov. 1st, 1778, for T:Watson, No.142, New Bond Street, & W:Dickninson, No.20, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1293
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chalice | crown | dress | embroidery | goddess | magic | magic wand | portrait | reflection | religious and mythological subject | shawl
Associated People:
Circe
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23141
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