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Creator:
Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, c.1610–1665, Italian
Published by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Title:

The Exposition of Cyrus

Part Of:

Collective Title: Houghton Gallery

Date:
1781
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 15/16 x 15 1/4 inches (30.3 x 38.8 cm), Plate: 11 x 14 1/2 inches (28 x 36.9 cm), and Image: 9 5/16 x 14 1/2 inches (23.7 x 36.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "19"; center left: "#20"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Castiglione Pinxit."; lower center: "THE EXPOSITION OF CYRUS. | In the Gallery at Houghton. | Size of the Picture F 1 F 1 | 2,, 4 1/4 by 3,, 6 1/2 long. | Published Sepr,, 1st,, 1781 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London."; lower right: "Richd,, Earlom Sculpsit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.867
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ancient history | birds | blanket (covering) | boys | children | coat of arms | cows | crest | crooks (object genres) | crown (symbol of sovereignty) | dogs (animals) | forest | frieze (ornamental band) | gown | helmets | heraldic motif | herdsman | historical subject | king (person) | landscape | nude | oxen | Persian | relief | sheep | shepherd | shield (armor) | sleeping | surprise | sword | the infant Cyrus suckled by a bitch | trees | vines | woodland
Associated People:
Cyrus the Great (c. 600 BC or 576 BC–530 BC), founder of the Achaemenid Empire
Mitradates (fl. c. 576 BC)
Cyno (fl. c. 576 BC)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22558
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