Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Return of the Prodigal Son,

Color mezzotint printed in red, blue, and black inks with hand coloring on heavyweight wove paper

First of two states, without the added inscription plate identifying the artist

Print impression quality: Very good; off-register printing in right margins, retouched by hand

Dimensions (Plate): 352 x 391 mm (13.9 x 15.4 in.)

Edition: Rare; a black and white impression is in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and a colored impression with retouching is in the Doucet collection

Accession number: 1984.22.1

Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1984

Bibliography: Franklin, "Early Colour Printing," Oxford, 1977, p. 52 (photocopy shelved in Print Reference Library); Anatomie de la couleur (Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1996), cat. 133; Singer, 2; Riggs, p. 296; D’Oench, “Prodigal Son Narratives 1480–1980” (Yale University Art Gallery and Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 1995) cat. no.10, p.10

Work Type: print

Related Works: After Guercino’s painting of 1619 (now in Galleria Sabauda, Turin)

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