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Creusa Appearing to Aeneas

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1877,0609.1731

  • Title (object)

    • Creusa Appearing to Aeneas
  • Description

    Aeneas, in armour, staring up on the right, stepping forward to the left and throwing his arms out to try and embrace Creusa, who floats in mid-air, naked holding a veil billowing around her and looking down to the right at him, in the background, Troy burns; after Cosway. 1781
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1781
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 553 millimetres
    • Width: 430 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title "Painted by Maria Cosway / Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & the Elector Palatine / Publish'd Decr. 1st. 1781, by V. Green, No. 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street.".
  • Bibliography

    • Whitman 1902 226 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 Undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Aeneid
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1877

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1877,0609.1731

Aeneas, in armour, staring up on the right, stepping forward to the left and throwing his arms out to try and embrace Creusa, who floats in mid-air, naked holding a veil billowing around her and looking down to the right at him, in the background, Troy burns; after Cosway.  1781  Mezzotint

Recto

Aeneas, in armour, staring up on the right, stepping forward to the left and throwing his arms out to try and embrace Creusa, who floats in mid-air, naked holding a veil billowing around her and looking down to the right at him, in the background, Troy burns; after Cosway. 1781 Mezzotint

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