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Creator:
Isaac Oliver, ca. 1565–1617, French, active in Britain
Title:

Leda and the Swan

Date:
undated
Medium:
Brown wash, graphite, gouache, and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/2 × 8 3/8 inches (16.5 × 21.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on mount in graphite, lower right: "4499 and L.R.: 4499/ Isaac/ Oliver/ Ex. Coll./ Sir T. Lawrence"; inscribed in pen and black ink on mount lower center: "The man from whom/ bought this, said that he cut the mount because there was an old inscription upon it, "J Olliver", which he/ thought would be detrimental to the drawing - T. E. Lowinsky -"; on verso in graphite, upper center: "4499/ Isaac. Oliver"

Collector's mark: "TEL"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6042
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
curtain | nudes | putti | woman
Associated People:
Leda
Zeus
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11290
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