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River Gods
River Gods
Date:
mid 18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
31.2 x 22.1 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1966.80.34
Acquisition Date:
1966-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum Purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

River gods and putti on a bank front of a classical temple

A powerful bearded nude figure by a river. He wears a hat of river plants. Behind naked attendants stand guard languidly, a cherub pours water out of an urn, satyrs play music. Rocks, trees, an arch, a causeway.

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