Van Dyke in the Character of Icarus
- Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
- Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 18 3/16 × 14 1/8 inches (46.2 × 35.9 cm) and Image: 17 7/16 × 14 1/16 inches (44.3 × 35.7 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "proof I State unfinished by J.C.S. | 6 T | 453"
Lettered, lower left: "Sr. A. Vandyke Pinxt."; lettered, lower center: "VANDYKE | in the Character of | ICARUS."; lettered, lower center: "From a Capital Picture in the Collection of Edwd. Kinght Esqr."; lettered, lower left: "In early Youth he took his Flight | On Pinions bold a Heav'nly height."; lettered, lower right: "J. Watts Sculp";; lettered, lower right: "Canvas, the Wings that rais'd him high | To Fame and Immortality."; lettered, lower center: "Engrav'd and Publish'd as the Act directs 1st of June 1778 by J. Watts Dealer in Prints & Drawings opposite the Mews Gate Charing Cross."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- cloth | curls | fastening | father | inventor | religious and mythological subject | son | wings | youth
- Associated People:
Van Dyck, Sir Anthony
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Print made by John Watts, active 1766–1786, Van Dyke in the Character of Icarus, 1778
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