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Creator:
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Giovanni Battista Cipriani RA, 1727–1785, Italian, active in Britain (1755-85)
Title:

Venus Attired by the Graces

Date:
1785
Medium:
Stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/4 × 10 inches (19.7 × 25.4 cm) and Image: 5 3/4 × 7 3/8 inches (14.6 × 18.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "Harwick | 311 / 4"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "1594 | C498 III/III | letterproof"

Watermark

Lettered lower left: "G.B.Cipriani Invt."; lettered, lower right: "F.Bartolozzi Sculpsit."; lettered, lower center: "John Boydell excudit 1785. | VENUS ATTIRED BY THE GRACES. | Publish'd May 1st. 1785, by John Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.575
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40774
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