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Orpheus and Eurydice.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1895,0617.821

  • Title (object)

    • Orpheus and Eurydice.
  • Description

    Orpheus embraces Eurydice as she lies dying; her head slumped to the right, her arm over his shoulder, he stretches out towards her to hold her around the waist; illustration from an unidentified British newspaper; after George Frederick Watts.
    Wood-engraving, with letterpress below image

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1886-1891 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 230 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 155 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in the block at lower right: 'Lacour', and lettered below image in letterpress with the title and '(From the Painting by G.F. Watts, R. A. Engraved by O. Lacour.)'.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1938,1201.8 for a proof.

  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1895

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1895,0617.821

Orpheus embraces Eurydice as she lies dying; her head slumped to the right, her arm over his shoulder, he stretches out towards her to hold her around the waist; illustration from an unidentified British newspaper; after George Frederick Watts.  Wood-engr

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Orpheus embraces Eurydice as she lies dying; her head slumped to the right, her arm over his shoulder, he stretches out towards her to hold her around the waist; illustration from an unidentified British newspaper; after George Frederick Watts. Wood-engr

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