A lady at confession [graphic]
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- A lady at confession [graphic]
- Smith, J. (John), 1652-1743, printmaker
- Published / Created
- cum Privilegio Regis, 
- Publication Place
- Sold by E. Cooper at [the] 3 Pidgeons in Bedford Street
A monk seated in a high-backed carved chair on the left looks at a pretty young woman down on her right knee by his side. Her dress is that of the late 17th century. She gestures with her left hand while holding the right one to her breast. She appears to be aware of her charms, as well as the fact that they influence her confessor. The lady is tentatively identified as a Mrs. Russell
Title from item.
Publication date based on date of publisher's business operation. See British Book Trade Index online.
Sheet trimmed to and within plate mark.
The lady is identified in a manuscript note on verso of the mounting sheet as a "Mrs. Russell, called by Granger a London courtezan." See also The cryes of the city of London drawne after the life / P. Tempest. London, 1711, pl. 51.
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Ms. note in an unidentified later hand identifying the female subject in the image.
- 1 print : sheet 25 x 20 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Mezzotints England London 1701
- mezzotint on laid paper ;
- Subject (Topic)
England > London > 1701
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