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Creator:
Print made by James Johnson, 1803–1834, British
François La Moyne, 1688–1737, French
Title:

Venus Bathing

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 13 1/2 inches (50.8 × 34.3 cm), Plate: 14 × 10 1/16 inches (35.6 × 25.6 cm), and Image: 13 3/16 × 10 inches (33.5 × 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "456"

Lettered, lower left: "F.La Moyne Pinx. a Paris. | Thou canst not gaze rash Man, but to thy Cost; | Check thy bold sight; or know thy Heart is lost. | 204"; lettered, lower right: "J.Johnson fecit | Beauty tho' naked, must destructive prove; | Since arm'd with all th'Artillery of Love."; lettered, lower center: "VENUS | BATHING | Printed for Robert Sayer No.53 Fleet Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1319
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bathing | cloth | dress | goddess | headbands | log | nude | nymph | pearls | reeds | trees | women
Associated People:
Venus
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23168
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