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Creator:
Joseph Grozer, ca. 1755–1798, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

The Death of Dido

Part Of:

Collective Title: Iconographie Anglaise par Reynolds et Autres

Date:
1796
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 19 5/8 × 23 9/16 inches (49.8 × 59.8 cm) and Image: 18 × 23 1/2 inches (45.7 × 59.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "painted by Sir Joshua REynolds"; lettered, lower center: "London; Published as the Act directs [18th] May 1786, by J. Grozer, No.8, Caslle Street, Leicester Square. | The Death of Dido"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J.Grozer"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10357
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Aeneid | cloud | death | death of Dido; she climbs the funeral pyre and falls upon the sword of Aeneas | historical subject | pyre | queen (person) | sea | ship | sister | smoke | sword | the tragedy of Dido (Virgil, Aeneid IV) | the Trojans' departure from Carthage | weapon | woman
Associated Places:
Carthage | Tunis
Associated People:
Dido
Iris
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26413
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