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Aesacus and Hesperie / Liber Studiorum

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1870,0514.367

  • Title (object)

    • Aesacus and Hesperie

    Title (series)

    • Liber Studiorum
  • Description

    A glade in a wood by a pool, with a large tree stretching diagonally from right to left; Aescacus advances from the right towards Hesperie, who sits half-naked by the pool, dividing her hair. 1 January 1819
    Mezzotint and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1819
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 209 millimetres
    • Width: 290 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above the image "H"; lettered below the image "Aesacus and Hesperië Vide Ovid Mets. Book XI.", and "Drawn, Etched & Engraved by J.M.W. Turner Esq R.A. P.P.", and "Pub. Jan 1. 1819. by J.M.W. Turner Queen Anne Street West."; with two dots joined by a line and two parallel lines below that, added in pen, in the lower right corner; annotated in pencil on the verso "65-3".
  • Bibliography

    • Finberg 1924 66 (fourth state) bibliographic details
    • Rawlinson 1906 66 (fifth state) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Metamorphoses (Book XI)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1870

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1870,0514.367

A glade in a wood by a pool, with a large tree stretching diagonally from right to left; Aescacus advances from the right towards Hesperie, who sits half-naked by the pool, dividing her hair.  1 January 1819  Mezzotint and etching

A glade in a wood by a pool, with a large tree stretching diagonally from right to left; Aescacus advances from the right towards Hesperie, who sits half-naked by the pool, dividing her hair. 1 January 1819 Mezzotint and etching

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