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Theatrum Pictorium

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,U.508

  • Title (series)

    • Theatrum Pictorium
  • Description

    Danae, after Titian; reclining on a couch, holding a tray in her left hand, a cloth in the other and looking up to right at Jove, who appears as a cloud; on the far left, a servant and a goat. c.1656-1660
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1656-1660 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 201 millimetres
    • Width: 304 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image: 'I. Titian p. - 6 Alta 10 lata - 74 - P. Lisebetius S.'.
        Stamped below: "Teniers Gal.".
  • Curator's comments

    This is one from 246 plates of Teniers' Theatre of Paintings, for comment on the series see 1850,0713.20.
    Reminiscent of the Prado and the Vienna versions of the painting but with notable variations, notably the tray in Danae's hand, and the presence of a goat.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 7 (see) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1981,U.508

Danae, after Titian; reclining on a couch, holding a tray in her left hand, a cloth in the other and looking up to right at Jove, who appears as a cloud; on the far left, a servant and a goat.  c.1656-1660  Etching

Recto

Danae, after Titian; reclining on a couch, holding a tray in her left hand, a cloth in the other and looking up to right at Jove, who appears as a cloud; on the far left, a servant and a goat. c.1656-1660 Etching

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