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print / book-illustration

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1857,0606.188

  • Description

    Sleep and death carrying Sarpedon to left, ordered by Apollo seated on clouds above at right with harp; after Richard Cook, illustration to 'The Iliad' (from 'Singer's British Poets'?) proof with three horizontonal folds across sheet and a sketch of figures, one kneeling and the other reaching up towards a third in the sky, on the verso. 1809
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1809
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres
    • Width: 119 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with "Homer" and verse: "Then Sleep & Death, two twins of winged race/Of matchelss switftness, but of silent pace/Reciev'd Sarpedon, at the God's Gommand. iliad Book 16" within an etched plaque, and below image with production detail: "Painted by R. Cook", "Engrav'd by A. Smith A.R.A" and publication line: "Published by W. Suttaby, London/July 29. 1809"
  • Curator's comments

    See 1852,0705.105 for a title-page to an earlier edition of the text, also published by Suttaby.

  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The Iliad
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1857

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1857,0606.188

Sleep and death carrying Sarpedon to left, ordered by Apollo seated on clouds above at right with harp; after Richard Cook, illustration to 'The Iliad' (from 'Singer's British Poets'?) proof with three horizontonal folds across sheet and a sketch of figures, one kneeling and the other reaching up towards a third in the sky, on the verso.  1809  Etching and engraving

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Sleep and death carrying Sarpedon to left, ordered by Apollo seated on clouds above at right with harp; after Richard Cook, illustration to 'The Iliad' (from 'Singer's British Poets'?) proof with three horizontonal folds across sheet and a sketch of figures, one kneeling and the other reaching up towards a third in the sky, on the verso. 1809 Etching and engraving

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