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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Johann Heinrich Ramberg, 1763–1840, German, active in Britain (1781–88)
Published by Mary Ryland, 1759–1817, British
Title:
Alphonso and Aciloe
Date:
1788
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/16 x 11 inches (38.5 x 27.9 cm), Plate: 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches (26.4 x 18.7 cm), and Image: 7 15/16 x 6 9/16 inches (20.2 x 16.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "The hair 6 [swirled mark] D[...]A"; on back, lower left: "Juer 201"; lower right: "(IR31/1373)" 5/"

Lettered in brown ink, along lower left border of oval image: "H. Ramberg inv."; along lower right border of oval image: "F. Bartolozzi sculp."; lower center: "ALPHONSO and ACILOE. | While the young victor, as she falt'ring spoke, | With fix'd attention, and with ardent look, | Hung on her tender glance, that love inspires, | The rage of conquest yields to milder fires. | Yet, as he gaz'd enraptur'd on her form, | Her virtues awe the heart her beauties warm. | Vide Miss Williams's Peru | Canto V. v. 110. | Publish'd May 1st, 1788, by M. Ryland, No. 102, New Bond Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.679
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armors | beads | bracelets (jewelry) | canto | chains | costume | drapery | dress (costume) | earrings | feathers | gesture | handcuffs | hat | helmet | literary theme | love | men | Peru, 1784: Canto V, Verse 110 | poem | prisoners | ruff | sandals | stool | stripes | swords | tassel | tiara | violence | virtue | weapons | woman
Associated Places:
Perú
Associated People:
Williams, Helen Maria (1759–1827), writer
Alphonso
Aciloe
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40917
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