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Medea or the marriage of Jason and Creusa; interior of a church from behind the altar with a couple seen before Juno and priest, assembly to left; Medea standing in shadows in right foreground; first state before lengthening of Medea's robe with drypoint, the figure of Juno wears a cap, before signature and date. 1648
Etching with touches of drypoint on Japan paper
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Height: 240 millimetres
Width: 175 millimetres (trimmed)
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- This is first state, for other impressions and impressions of later states see also F,5.68-69; 1840,0808.23; 1848,0911.57; and 1910,0212.390. This plate was used as an illustration to an edition of Medea by Jan Six (Amsterdam: 1648); only few books have survived containing this illustration.
The copperplate was mentioned in 1710 to be in the collection of Jan Six, by descent to his son-in-law Daniel Jean Bernard, Amsterdam.
For a copy in same direction by William Morley see 1977,U.448.
- Not on display
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1996 Jun-Sep, London, British Library, Mythical Quest
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