<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

Creator:
Thomas Carwitham, active 1723, British
Title:
The Daughters of Cecrops discover Ericthonius: Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book 2
Date:
1723
Medium:
Pen, ink and brown wash on medium, slightly textured, white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 × 7 1/2 inches (12.7 × 19.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center: "Met..lib.2"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5501
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | crow (animal) | Erichthonius, hidden in a basket, is handed over by Minerva to Aglauros and her sisters (Cecrops' daughters) to be taken care of | figures | forest | literary theme | Ovid's Metamorphoses | religious and mythological subject
Associated People:
Herse, figure in Greek mythology, daughter of Cecrops, sister to Aglauros and Pandrosos
Pandrosos, one of the three daughters of Cecrops, the first king of Athens, sister to Aglauros and Herse
Aglaurus, Athenian princess, one of the three daughters of Cecrops, sister to Herse and Pandrosos
Erichthonius, legendary early ruler of ancient Athens
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14915
Export:
XML | RDF
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.