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Grotesque alphabet in mythological landscapes

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1862,0712.548

  • Title (series)

    • Grotesque alphabet in mythological landscapes
  • Description

    The letter G comprising a naked woman and a figure playing a viola, in the background Ganymede as the eagle carrying a youth, enclosed within an ornament frame
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 16thC(late)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 79 millimetres (principal scene)
    • Width: 97 millimetres
    • Height: 115 millimetres (with frame)
    • Width: 147 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in the centre 'Ganimede rapito / da giove'.
  • Bibliography

    • Berlin 1939 5279 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1862

  • Acquisition notes

    Almost certainly part of the group of '186 various prints' at the global price of £59 4s which had been 'selected from Dr Wellesley's sale' (ie the sale of Henry Wellesley's Italian prints on 29 June 1858 and 2 June 1860). This would cover all the Italian acquisitions in the range 1862,0712.439 to 607.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1862,0712.548

The letter G comprising a naked woman and a figure playing a viola, in the background Ganymede as the eagle carrying a youth, enclosed within an ornament frame  Engraving

The letter G comprising a naked woman and a figure playing a viola, in the background Ganymede as the eagle carrying a youth, enclosed within an ornament frame Engraving

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