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- Object: Myrrha, retired into the country of the Sabeans, is deliver'd of Adonis, and afterwards metamorphosed into a tree
Birth of Adonis, with the newborn infant attended to by nymphs in the centre foreground while on the right his mother Myrrha, in the form of a tree, sheds aromatic tears, which a nymph collects into a cup; lettered state of illustration to Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'. 1775
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Height: 198 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 148 millimetres
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- See Y,4.220 for another impression.
This is a British copy of a French plate engraved by Binet after Eisen, see 1877,1013.1241 for comment.
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Associated Title: Metamorphoses
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