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Creator:
Alexander van Haecken, 1701–1758, Flemish
after Joseph van Haeken, 1699–1749
Published by Thomas Jefferys, 1719–1771, British
Title:

In Her Love-Darting Eyes Awakes the Fires

Date:
between 1735 and 1757
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 17 7/8 x 11 13/16 inches (45.4 x 30 cm) and Image: 17 1/16 x 11 13/16 inches (43.4 x 30 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Marked in blue ink, on back, center, collector's stamp: Paul Mellon Collection

Lettered, lower left: "Jos. Vanhaecken pinx."; lower center, divided into two columns of text, left column: "In her love darting Eyes awakes the Fires | Immortal Gifts! to kindle soft desires. ~ | From limb to limb an air Majestick sheds, | And the pure Ivory o'er her Bosom spreads."; right column: "Such Venus shines when wth a measur'd bound | She smoothly Gliding swims th'Harmonius round | When with the Graces in the Dance she moves, | And Fires the gazing Gods wth arden loves."; lower right: "Alex. Van haecken fc. | Sold by T. Jefferys in the Strand, | and W. Herbert on London Bridge."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14215
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cap | costume | dress | embroidery | equestrian | gesturing | hills | Homer's Odyssey | plants | poem | pointing | portrait | posing | purse | riding habit | shoes | trees | whips (animal equipment) | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38866
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