Sappho Inspired by Love, Composes an Ode to Venus
Materialsstipple engraving (printing process)
34 x 25.6 cm (13 3/8 x 10 1/16 inches) (plate)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
In Plate--Inscribed, LL:Angelica Kauffman Pinxit; inscribed, LC:John Boydell excudit 1778/SAPPHO, inspired by Love, composes an Ode to VENUS./Published May 1st 1778 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London; inscribed, LR:G.S et I.G.Facius Sculpsit.
Marks: Stamped in brown ink on verso:R.I.S.D./MUSEUM/OF ARTsurrounded byPROVIDENCE/RHODE ISLANDall inscribed in a circle.
Credit / Object Number
Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell
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This object is in the Public Domain and available under a CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
Georg Sigmund Facius (English, b. 1750), designer
After Angelica Kauffmann (Swiss, 1741-1807), associated artist/maker
John Boydell (British, 1719-1804), publisher
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