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Etched and engraved by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British, Aesacus and Hesperie, 1819
Aesacus and Hesperie
- Part Of:
- Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 7 × 10 1/4 inches (17.8 × 26 cm), Mount: 11 1/4 × 14 1/2 inches (28.6 × 36.8 cm)
Inscribed on mount in graphite, lower left: "66"; lower right: "6th State"; inscribed on verso of mount in graphite, lower left: "Drawn Etched & Engraved by J.M.W Turner | Jan 1 1819"; lower center: "Aesacus & Hesperie"; lower right: "(A. J. Finberg)"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- 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 | religious and mythological subject | river | riverbank | rock | spying | sunlight | tree | watching | water | woods
- Associated People:
- Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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- IIIF Manifest:
Charlotte Gould, British art and the environment : changes, challenges, and responses since the Industrial Revolution, New York, p. 190, fig. 11.2, N8217.E28 B75 2022 (YCBA) [YCBA]
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