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Chryses, priest of Apollo, invoking his God to revenge the Injuries done him by Agamemnon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1888,0716.263

  • Title (object)

    • Chryses, priest of Apollo, invoking his God to revenge the Injuries done him by Agamemnon
  • Description

    The priest standing on the shore, praying to Apollo who can be seen in his chariot in the sky at right, the gifts rejected by Agamemnon on the ground at his feet; after Benjamin West (Staley 159); lettered state. 1774
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1774
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 495 millimetres
    • Width: 353 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and production detail: "Painted by B: West", "Engrav'd by J.R.Smith."
  • Curator's comments

    A cut impression. Ther are two states, one with the publication line of Smith himself dated 1 March 1774; the other is a reprint by Boydell dated 30 September 1782.

  • Bibliography

    • D'Oench 1999 36 bibliographic details
    • Frankau 1902 81 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 Undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The Iliad
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1888

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1888,0716.263

The priest standing on the shore, praying to Apollo who can be seen in his chariot in the sky at right, the gifts rejected by Agamemnon on the ground at his feet; after Benjamin West (Staley 159); lettered state.  1774  Mezzotint

Recto

The priest standing on the shore, praying to Apollo who can be seen in his chariot in the sky at right, the gifts rejected by Agamemnon on the ground at his feet; after Benjamin West (Staley 159); lettered state. 1774 Mezzotint

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