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Shepherd and shepherdess seated by a fountain, after Titian; shepherd, semi-nude and wearing a loose sheet, with his arm around the shepherdess, wearing flowers in her hair and a loose dress; both holding musical pipes; in foreground to right, crook; fountain on the left, with sculpted shell; trees in the background.
- Production date
- 1707 (circa?)
Height: 168 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 128 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ganz notes that this is an adaptation of Titian's 'Three Ages of Man' in Edinburgh (Coll. of Duke of Sutherland), as first engraved by Wallerant Vaillant (Holl. 47/Wess. 238; same direction as Smith's mezzotint). According to Hollstein, Vaillant "probably worked after a drawing attributed to Jan de Bisschop in Amsterdam, inv. 1966:45," which was copied, in reverse, by an anonymous engraver and published by Pieter Schenck (Holl. 2037) and by Blooteling (Holl. 277). Smith's plate is a re-publication of an earlier mezzotint which was copied either from the anonymous mezzotint or the mezzotint by Blooteling.
An impression is included in the Smith album in the NYPL, mounted near prints dated 1707.
The print was reissued in John Boydell's 'Collection of Portraits' (1805)
Other impressions: Paris BN; Chatsworth; Glasgow Hunterian; New York PL, Smith albums vol. 2, fol. 75 (reissue); Amsterdam RPK; Yale CBA; CLB;
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