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Creator:
Print made by John Watts, active 1766–1786
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641, Flemish, active in Britain (1620–21; 1632–34; 1635–41)
Title:
Van Dyke in the Character of Icarus
Date:
1778
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "proof I State unfinished by J.C.S. | 6 T | 453"

Watermark

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:
B1970.3.1350
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloth | curls | fastening | father | inventor | religious and mythological subject | son | wings | youth
Associated People:
Daedalus
Van Dyck, Sir Anthony
Icarus
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23199
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