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Creator:
Print made by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Published by V. Green & Son, 1739–1813, British
Title:

The Three Marys Going to the Sepulchre

Date:
1784
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 7/16 x 9 5/8 inches (46.9 x 24.4 cm), Plate: 18 1/4 x 9 7/16 inches (46.4 x 24 cm), and Image: 17 5/16 x 9 7/16 inches (44 x 24 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "e/t"; on back, lower right: "4/"

collector's stamp of Reverend J. Burleigh James, in dark blue ink, on back, lower center

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Painted by B. West Historical Painter to his Majesty."; lower center: "THE THREE MARY'S GOING TO THE SEPULCHRE. | Painted for the Great East Window of St,, George's Chapel, Windsor. | Published June 4th. 1784, by V. Green & Son, No,, 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London."; lower right: "Engravd by V. Green Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & to the Elector Palatine."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14489
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloaks | clouds | jars | meteorology | mourning | sadness | science | sepulcher | storm | the holy women (the three Marys) on their way to or at the tomb, to anoint Christ's body | tomb | travel | urns | walking | women
Associated People:
Mary Magdalene, Saint (early 1st c. AD – mid-late 1st c. AD)
The Virgin Mary
Mary, mother of James the Less
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40185
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