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Creator:
Thomas Carwitham, active 1723, British
Title:
Ceres and Abas: Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book 5
Date:
ca. 1723
Medium:
Pen and brown ink and brown wash on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper, mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 5 11/16 x 8 3/4 inches (14.5 x 22.2 cm) and Sheet: 4 9/16 x 7 5/8 inches (11.6 x 19.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center: "Met. lib. 5."; in black ink, on back of mount, upper left: "S/L"; in graphite, on back, center: "Italian drawing | XVI-XVII century"; on back, lower right: "Ben[...]ing collector's marks of | Sir Joshua Reynolds | Mr. William Sharp of Manchester"

collector's stamp of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364), in brown ink, on back, lower left; collector's stamp of William Sharp (Lugt 2650), in brown ink, on back, lower left

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Bequest of Joseph F. McCrindle, Yale LLB 1948
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2009.9.22
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Ascalabus (Stellio, Abas) changed into a lizard: Ceres changes the boy into a lizard as punishment for mocking her, when quenching her thirst too avidly (Ovid, Metamorphoses V 456) | building | child | figures | literary theme | nude | Ovid's Metamorphoses | religious and mythological subject
Associated People:
Misme, mother of Ascalabus
Ceres, Roman deity
Ascalabus, son of Misme
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10515
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