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Creator:
Print made by Sir Frank Short, 1857–1945, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Aesacus and Hesperie
Date:
1896
Medium:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/4 × 17 1/8 inches (31.1 × 43.5 cm), Plate: 8 1/4 × 11 3/8 inches (21 × 28.9 cm), and Image: 7 × 10 1/8 inches (17.8 × 25.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "6305"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "Bliss (55)"

Monogrammed in plate: "S" on shield

Lettered below image: "F. Short sculp. after J.M.W. Turner R.A. 1896 | Aesacus and Hesperie"

Signed in graphite, lower right: "Frank Short"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8216
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Aesacus is changed into a diving bird while pursuing the nymph Hesperia (or Asterope), who is bitten by a snake | grooming | hill | landscape | literary theme | Metamorphoses | nymph | pool | pursuit | religious and mythological subject | river | riverbank | rock | spying | sunlight | tree | watching | water | woods
Associated People:
Aesacus
Hesperia, one of the Hesperides in Greek mythology
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30698
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