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Creator:
George Dance RA, 1741–1825, British
or Nathaniel Dance RA, 1735–1811, British
Title:
"Curtius Leaping into the Gulph"
Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite and watercolor on cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2in. (19.1 x 24.1cm) and Frame: 12 3/4 × 12 1/8 × 1/2 inches (32.4 × 30.8 × 1.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "Curtius leaping tio the Gulph | the Gulph"; inscribed in graphite in upper right corner of frame: "13051/Mellon"; card attached to rear of frame reads: " | 685-008 | CHARLES RYSKAMP | This drawing by Dance | Shows a horse in a prance | And Marcus Curtius, | Famous for closing the gap in the gulph | Of the Forum. | Now Paul and his horse - we implore 'em | Won't have to save | Alcoa or Gulf of the dollar. | With key to the Mint, | Or a filly as fine, he'll sprint | Or the gulf(ph?) to enthrall 'er. | 11 June 1973 Happy Birthday! | "

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.23.11
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
gulf | horse (animal) | horseback riding | leaping | religious and mythological subject
Associated Places:
Italia | Lazio | Roma
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4702
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