CEPHALUS AND PROCRIS
Original 1836 11 1/4 inch x 8 3/4 inch Etching and Engraving titled CEPHALUS AND PROCRIS
Landscape with the Death of Procris, with, in the foreground, at left, man and dog standing over a woman who lies on the ground with an arrow in her chest, a stag on a hill behind, trees at right; from a series illustrating the collection of the National Gallery.
Engraved by Ebenezer Challis (1806-1881).
From the painting by Claude Lorrain (1600 – 1682). A French painter, draughtsman and etcher of the Baroque era. He spent most of his life in Italy, and is one of the earliest important artists, apart from his contemporaries in Dutch Golden Age painting, to concentrate on landscape painting. His landscapes are usually turned into the more prestigious genre of history paintings by the addition of a few small figures, typically representing a scene from the Bible or classical mythology.
Published by Jones & Co., Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London
The engraving is in good condition with water staining at the bottom, general age-related foxing and minor defects from handling . The engraving is tacked to a backing sheet.
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