<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

 
Creator:
Print made by William Sharp, 1749–1824, British
and landscape by Samuel Smith, 1745–1808, British
after Richard Wilson RA, 1714–1782, British, active in Italy (1750–56)
Title:

Niobe

Date:
1792
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 3/4 x 26 1/8 inches (50.2 x 66.4 cm), Plate: 19 1/2 x 26 inches (49.5 x 66 cm), and Image: 17 1/8 × 24 3/8 inches (43.5 × 61.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered lower left: "The Figures Engraved by Willm. Sharp."; lower center: NIOBE | From the First Picture on that Subject Painted by Richard Wilson Esq. R.A. | In the Collection of Sir George Beaumont Bart. To whom this Plate is respectfully Dedicated by his obliged humble Servant Samuel Smith - | London Publifhed as the Act directs by S.Smith, No.58 Cattle ftreet eaft Oxford-ftreet May 31, 1792."; lower right: "The Landscape by Saml. Smith."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14569
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Apollo and Diana kill Niobe's children | arrows | bridge (built work) | busts | children | clouds | destruction | geology | Greek | heroine | legend | lightning | men | murder | rocks (landforms) | science | sculpture | suffering | Suffering, misfortune of Niobe | waterfalls | women
Associated Places:
Boeotia | Greece | Thebes | Voíótía
Associated People:
Apollo
Diana
Niobe
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open to Yale ID holders by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40392
Export:
XML