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Print - Venus

Venus

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (published)

  • Date:

    09/10/1786 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collyer, Joseph II, born 1748 - died 1827 (engraver)
    Dickinson, William, born 1747 - died 1823 (publisher)
    Darling, William (publisher)
    Cary, J., born 1749 - died 1835 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stipple engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.3048

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DG, shelf 100

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Physical description

Print depicting the nude Venus reclining in a landscape. Cupid is watching her on the right.

Place of Origin

London, England (published)

Date

09/10/1786 (published)

Artist/maker

Collyer, Joseph II, born 1748 - died 1827 (engraver)
Dickinson, William, born 1747 - died 1823 (publisher)
Darling, William (publisher)
Cary, J., born 1749 - died 1835 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Stipple engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt. Joseph Collyer sculpt. Venus. Engraved from the Original Picture painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds Gravé d'aprés le Tableau original peint par le Chevalier Reynolds. Peintre De Sa Majeste Britannique. London, Published 9 Octr. 1786 by W. Dickinson New Bond Street, W. Darling Newport Street, J. Cary, Strand & J Collyer, No.7 White Lion Row Islington.'

Descriptive line

Venus. Stipple engraving by Joseph Collyer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1786.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.
The text of the entry is as follows:

'ENGLISH SCHOOL.
...
JOSEPH COLLYER, A.E.
Born in London in 1748, died there in 1827.

VENUS. After Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. 3048'

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Woman; Venus; Goddess

Categories

Prints; Myths & Legends

Collection code

PDP

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