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- Object: Acis and Galatea
The nymph urged onto a shell by a child cupid while looking imploringly with hands clasped to left at the jealous Polyphemus raises a rock to throw down upon her and her lover Acis, a shepherd who clings to the rocks to left, leaning towards her distraught, with another shepherd driving a flock up the mountainside in the background to right; unfinished state, before shepherd in background added.
Etching and engraving
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Height: 503 millimetres (image)
Height: 558 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 364 millimetres (image)
Width: 398 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- For a later touched state, see 1866,1114.259; for an intermediary state, see 1877,0811.1330
Cook exhibited the painting at the Royal Academy, London in 1814 (No. 239). The dating of the print is based on the dates between which the painter was an A.R.A.
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