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Creator:
Print made by Mathieu Liart, 1736–1782, British
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:

Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis

Date:
1783
Medium:
Engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on, thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 21 1/4 × 29 7/8 inches (54 × 75.9 cm), Sheet: 17 1/16 × 20 1/8 inches (43.3 × 51.1 cm), Plate: 16 13/16 × 19 13/16 inches (42.7 × 50.3 cm), and Image: 15 3/8 × 19 inches (39.1 × 48.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "B.West Pinxt."; lettered, lower center: "VENUS LAMENTING THE DEATH OF ADONIS. | From the Original Picture, in the Collection of SIR WILLIAM YOUNG BART. | To whom this PLATE, is most Humbly Dedicated By his most Obliged Humble Servant | Matthew Liart. | Publish'd May 1st 1783, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London."; lettered, lower right: "Matthew Liart delin et Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14495
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40191
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