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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1865,0610.1379

  • Description

    One of the studies for a series of upright decorative panels, with subjects drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Alpheus and Arethusa; Alpheus the river-god, one foot on his urn, turning towards Arethusa who flees from him to right, Diana reclining on a cloud above, trees in the background Pen and brown ink, with grey wash

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1675-1734
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres
    • Width: 95 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Mounted with 1865,0610.1380

  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1898-1907 48(a) bibliographic details
    • Croft-Murray (unpublished) 96 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PIIIa)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Metamorphoses
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1865

  • Acquisition notes

    The group of 56 drawings by Thornhill, 1865,0610.1325 to 1380, was composed of the 34 drawings that formed lot 323 in the sale of the library of John Towneley (Sotheby's, 10-11.v.1865, £4 8s to Daniell), and 22 more drawings from Daniell's stock (part of a group purchased together with two drawings by David Allan and Richard Cosway - for which see 1865, 0610.1320 to 1322 - for £3 7s). It does not seem possible to say which drawings came from which source.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1865,0610.1379

One of the studies for a series of upright decorative panels, with subjects drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Alpheus and Arethusa; Alpheus the river-god, one foot on his urn, turning towards Arethusa who flees from him to r, Diana reclining on a cloud above, trees in the background Pen and brown ink, with grey wash

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One of the studies for a series of upright decorative panels, with subjects drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Alpheus and Arethusa; Alpheus the river-god, one foot on his urn, turning towards Arethusa who flees from him to r, Diana reclining on a cloud above, trees in the background Pen and brown ink, with grey wash

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