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Print, The Return of the Prodigal Son, ca. 1730

This is a Print. It is dated ca. 1730 and we acquired it in 1914. Its medium is engraving with etching on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

38.2 × 48.5 cm (15 1/16 × 19 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Caption: "FILIUS PRODIGUS REVERTITU R A D PATREM SUUM."

Cite this object as

Print, The Return of the Prodigal Son, ca. 1730; engraving with etching on paper; 38.2 × 48.5 cm (15 1/16 × 19 1/8 in.); 1914-49-9

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