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Mythologie des Enfers

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1884,0809.19

  • Title (object)

    • Mythologie des Enfers
  • Description

    A representation of Hades, with the three judges Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus sitting before the doors leading to Elysium at left, and Tartarus at right; Cerberus lies on the right; in oval; lettered state of illustration to vol.2, p.128 of Petity's 'Bibliothèque des artistes et des amateurs' (Paris: Simon, 1766, 3 vols in-4°). c.1766
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1766 (c)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 110 millimetres (cut)
    • Width: 115 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with production detail: 'Gravelot Delineavit - Duclos sculpsit', and title. Rest of inscriptions cut off.
  • Curator's comments

    The print could also come from a re-edition of the illustrations to 'Bibliothèque' which was published under the title 'Livre de XI figures iconologiques des sciences et des arts' (see 1868,0328.860 for comment). In the absence of most of the inscriptions it is difficult to settle for one or the other.

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  • Bibliography

    • IFF 1510.II (Gravelot) bibliographic details
    • IFF 38.II (Duclos) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Post-binder Large)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Bibliothèque des artistes et des amateurs
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1884

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1884,0809.19

A representation of Hades, with the three judges Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus sitting before the doors leading to Elysium at left, and Tartarus at right; Cerberus lies on the right; in oval; lettered state of illustration to vol.2, p.128 of Petity's 'Bibliothèque des artistes et des amateurs' (Paris: Simon, 1766, 3 vols in-4°).  c.1766  Etching and engraving

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A representation of Hades, with the three judges Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus sitting before the doors leading to Elysium at left, and Tartarus at right; Cerberus lies on the right; in oval; lettered state of illustration to vol.2, p.128 of Petity's 'Bibliothèque des artistes et des amateurs' (Paris: Simon, 1766, 3 vols in-4°). c.1766 Etching and engraving

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