- Museum number
- Object: Phebus & Leucothee
Leucothoe, nude apart from sandals and a sheet draped across her right leg, sits on the end of a bed; Apollo, wearing Roman dress and a wreath, and with his head framed by a sun, leans over and holds her; in the background, Clytie peers through an open door, above which is a framed portrait of a man. c.1681/8
- Production date
Height: 179 millimetres
Width: 136 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ganz records two states:
i. with title and 'I.Beckett ex.'
ii. with Beckett's name taken out and 'I. Smith ex.' substituted
He notes that he could see an effaced lettering in the first state which he tought could be read as 'B. Lens inv.' (Le Blanc states that this print is after Lens).
He records other impressions in Glasgow (ii), Haddington (ii), Plymouth (ii), and Yale (ii).
The composition is taken in reverse from Matham's engraving after Goltzius (B.III.169.157). Bernard Lens II's name is clear, if mostly burnished out, in the Haddington impression (information supplied by Nicholas Stogdon, via email May 2014).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number