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Creator:
Print made by Abraham Blooteling, 1640–1690, Dutch
after Gerard de Lairesse, 1640–1711, Flemish
Title:

Aeneas Entering Hades

Additional Title(s):

Aeneas' Descent to the Underworld

Date:
between 1675 and 1680
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 9 15/16 × 7 5/16 inches (25.3 × 18.5 cm) and Image: 9 x 7 1/16 inches (22.8 x 18 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left, "GL (in monogram) | Gerard Laviesse"; on back, lower center: "Aeneas entering Hades | 420 | by A. Blooteling? (undescribed)"; on back, lower right: "Proof (underlined)"

Lettered within image, lower left: "G jn."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.833
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Aeneas, guided by the Sibyl, enters the underworld through the cave of Avernus | armor | branch | costume | Hades, the Underworld | helmet | men | mythology | nude | portrait | religious and mythological subject | stairs | talking | toga | walking
Associated People:
Cumaean Sibyl
Aeneas
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22524
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