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Pylades and Orestes Brought Before Iphigenia
Pylades and Orestes Brought Before Iphigenia
Artist:
Date:
late 18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Pen And Gray Ink And Gouache
Dimensions:
Sheet: 356 x 469 mm (14 x 18 7/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1985.2.14
Acquisition Date:
1985-01-01
Credit Line:

Gift of Michael Terzian

Exhibition History:

CPLH, 18th and 19th Century English Figurative Prints and Drawings, 18 June - 18 Sept 1988.

Classical building with columns is the setting where two men nude save for wraps around their hips and with wrists tied, are presented to an aristocratic-looking woman. Behind her are several women with concerned expressions, and behind the nude men is a crowd of other men of varying ages, many carrying lances. A stone piece with bas-relief figures on the side and a small fire on top stands between the woman the two men. Another man crouches in the foreground, holding a tall handled jug. In the clouds Artemis with crescent moon as her headdress and holding bow and arrow watches over the scene. (Virginia K. Anderson 03/13/95)