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Arethusa

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1953,0214.42

  • Title (object)

    • Arethusa
  • Description

    The nymph stepping into a stream under the shade of trees, her bow and quiver on the ground, lifting her robe from her ankles with her left hand, and holding it up with her right as if to cover her breast, looking over her shoulder to the right, as if aware that the river god Alpheus has seen her; after Russell. 1798
    Mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1798
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 507 millimetres
    • Width: 355 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title below the image, and "Painted by S. Russell [corrected in pencil to J] R.A. / S. [corrected in pencil to J] R. Smith Sculpt. / London Publish'd Sepr. 1st. 1798, by Colnaghi, Sala, & co. (late Torre) No. 132 Pall Mall.".
  • Bibliography

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

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1953

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1953,0214.42

The nymph stepping into a stream under the shade of trees, her bow and quiver on the ground, lifting her robe from her ankles with her left hand, and holding it up with her right as if to cover her breast, looking over her shoulder to the right, as if aware that the river god Alpheus has seen her; after Russell.  1798  Mezzotint

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The nymph stepping into a stream under the shade of trees, her bow and quiver on the ground, lifting her robe from her ankles with her left hand, and holding it up with her right as if to cover her breast, looking over her shoulder to the right, as if aware that the river god Alpheus has seen her; after Russell. 1798 Mezzotint

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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