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Title
The prodigal son taking leave of his father
Names
Purcell, Richard, ca. 1736-ca. 1765 (Attributed name)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1791-08
Place: London
Publisher: published by Robt. Sayer & Co, Fleet Street
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Pro 1
Topics
Prodigal son (Parable)
Genres
Prints
Physical Description
Mezzotints
Extent: 1 print : mezzotint, col. ; 35 x 25 cm.
Description
A household scene focused around the image of a son parting from his father, who clasps his hand. The prodigal son is depicted in fine 18th century attire, including a top hat and a sword. The father wears a robe over his clothing. Pictured in the background are a woman seated at a table and a man carrying parcels to a carriage visible through the doorway.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 171290882
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16651565
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ce53ff70-c6f4-012f-4a16-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1736: Creator Born
  • 1765: Creator Died
  • 1791: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The prodigal son taking leave of his father" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1791-08. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ce53ff70-c6f4-012f-4a16-58d385a7bc34

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The prodigal son taking leave of his father" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ce53ff70-c6f4-012f-4a16-58d385a7bc34

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1791-08). The prodigal son taking leave of his father Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ce53ff70-c6f4-012f-4a16-58d385a7bc34

Wikipedia Citation

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The prodigal son taking leave of his father