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Creator:
Attributed to William Hamilton, 1751–1801, British
Previously attributed to James Barry, 1741–1806, Irish
Title:

Leander Taking Leave of Hero Before Swimming Back Across the Hellespont

Former Title(s):

Leander Taking Leave of Hero Before Swimming Back Across the Hellespont; verso: sketch of [?] Cupid and Psyche

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Sketch of Cupid and Psyche

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, gray wash, pen and brown ink, red chalk, graphite, with scraping out on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/8 × 10 5/8 inches (35.9 × 27 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1007
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
(story of) Hero and Leander | capes | dresses | figures | historical subject | love | man | nudes | religious and mythological subject | sea | stairs | steps | strait | swimming | torches | water | waves (natural events) | woman
Associated Places:
Hellespont | Turkey
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10174
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