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Creator:
Etched and engraved by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Aesacus and Hesperie
Date:
1819
Medium:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 × 10 1/4 inches (17.8 × 26 cm) and Mount: 11 1/4 × 14 1/2 inches (28.6 × 36.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.13979
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 | religious and mythological subject | river | riverbank | rock | spying | sunlight | tree | watching | water | woods
Associated People:
Hesperie
Aesacus
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38748
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