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Phaethon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1893,1018.61

  • Title (object)

    • Phaethon
  • Description

    Phaeton on the right, leaning back and twisting as he tries to restrain four galloping horses while dashing across the sky in the chariot of the sun, with flaming wheels, as a lightning bolts strike from above; republished state. 1777
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1777
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 443 millimetres
    • Width: 560 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, five lines of verse from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' in in Latin and English, and: "G. Stubbs pinxt./ B. Green fecit./ LONDON, Printed for R. SAYER & J. BENNETT Map & Printsellers No. 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 2 June 1777."
  • Curator's comments

    See also 2010,7081.2229 for an impression of another version of 'Phaeton'.

  • Bibliography

    • Lennox-Boyd 1989 3.III bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Atlas)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1893

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1893,1018.61

Phaeton in a chariot on the right, attempting to restrain four galloping horses, as a lightning bolt strikes from the sky.  1777  Mezzotint

Phaeton in a chariot on the right, attempting to restrain four galloping horses, as a lightning bolt strikes from the sky. 1777 Mezzotint

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