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Creator:
Print made by James Johnson, 1803–1834, British
after Charles Coypel, 1694–1752, French
Title:

Music Has Charms

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 × 14 11/16 inches (27 × 37.3 cm), Plate: 9 13/16 × 13 13/16 inches (24.9 × 35.1 cm), and Image: 9 × 13 13/16 inches (22.9 × 35.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "457"

Lettered, lower left: "Ch. Coypel pinxt. | If Musick of its Self has Soothing Charms, | Inspires soft Passions & the harsh disarms;- | Hon doubly Sense receives the Sweet Surprize. | Where harmony is help'd by beautious Eyes!-"; lettered, lower right: "J. Johnson fecit. | For Beauty acts the Subtle Lightning's part. | Flashes at once, and pierces to the Heart; - | The Swift Destruction in a Glance is dealt.- | And the rapt Youth dyes ere his Wound is felt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1318
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bodice | breeches | brocade | buckles | coat | collars | dress | genre subject | guitar | hurdy-gurdy | man | mountain | musicians | plumes | ribbons (costume accessories) | river | ruff | ruins | shoes | stockings | woman
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23167
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