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Creator:
follower of Sir James Thornhill, 1675–1734, British
Title:
Diana and Actaeon: A Study for a Panel on a Staircase
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and brown ink and pen and black ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 x 6 1/4in. (15.2 x 15.9cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center left: "J[...] [J] Thornhill"

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Signed in graphite, verso, lower left: "J[...] [J] Thornhill"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5161
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Actaeon changed into a stag: as punishment for seeing her bathe, Diana changes Actaeon, the hunter, into a stag (Ovid, Metamorphoses III 193) | architectural subject | Cervidae (family) | curtains | dog (animal) | man | mythology | panel (wood) | putti | religious and mythological subject | staircase | study (visual work) | trees | women
Associated People:
Diana
Actaeon
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14661
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