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Creator:
Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Pierre-Etienne Falconet, 1741–1791, French
Title:

Peter the Wild Boy

Date:
between 1765 and 1771
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped to plate): 20 1/16 x 14 3/16 inches (50.9 x 36 cm) and Image: 17 1/4 x 14 inches (43.8 x 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

collector's stamp of the Paul Mellon Collection, in blue ink, on back, lower center, within two concentric circles: "PAUL MELLON | COLLECTION"

Lettered in black ink, within image, lower right, on bowl: "Peter Wild | Boy."; lower left: "P. Falconet pinxt."; lower right: "Val. Green Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11480
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | bowl | coat | intellectual disability | man | portrait | woods
Associated People:
Peter the Wild Boy (ca. 1712–1785)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31053
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