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Creator:
Print made by Thomas Abiel Prior, 1809–1886, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:

The Bay of Baiae - Apollo and the Sibyl

Date:
1873
Medium:
Etching and line engraving; first published state on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper with cream chine-collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27 1/4 × 39 7/8 inches (69.2 × 101.3 cm), Plate: 21 5/8 × 28 1/4 inches (54.9 × 71.8 cm), Image: 20 7/8 × 27 5/8 inches (53 × 70.2 cm), and Chine collé: 15 5/8 × 24 1/4 inches (39.7 × 61.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "R 686"; lower left: "First Published State"

Blind embossed: "Printsellers | Association | ACX"

Lettered above image: "London, Published Octr. 14th. 1873, by Henry Graves & 'C', the Proprietors, Publishers to H. M. the Queen, and T.R.H. the Prince & Princefs of Wales & Pall Mall. Copyright, Registered, Entered according to Acto of Congress in the Year 1873 by William Schaus, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington."; inside image, lower left: "LIQUIDIAE PLACUER BAIA"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8091
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bay (body of water) | distant view | god | hill | landscape | literary theme | man | Metamorphoses | religious and mythological subject | ruins | sea | sibyl | the Cumaean Sibyl is granted long life: Apollo grants the Cumaean sibyl as many years as she has grains of sand in her hand. in return for her love (Ovid, Metamorphoses XIV 136) | town | tree | woman
Associated Places:
Baia | Campania | Italy | Napoli | Napoli, Golfo di
Associated People:
Sibyl of Cumae
Apollo
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26104
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