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Jupiter and Semele
Jupiter and Semele
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Date:
1771
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
38.8 x 52.2 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.12531
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

A startled, nude young woman is rudely wakened from sleep by nude man partially covered by a cloak. Behind him perches an alert eagle, its talons grasping a sheaf of twigs (?). The young woman's bed is made up of a white sheet and several elaborately-designed blankets on a softer mattress. The obligatory drape of curtain is at the left, with columns dimly showing under a stormy sky. A small thunderbolt darts out of the sky just above Jupiter's head. (Virginia K. Anderson 02/06/95)

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