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Nicolas Poussin

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Image of Venus and Adonis

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Richard Earlom
British (London, 1743 - October 9, 1822, London) Primary

After
Nicolas Poussin
French (1594 - 1665) Secondary



Venus and Adonis

1766
Engraving

41 1/2 in. x 49 13/16 in. (105.41 cm x 126.49 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: VP.379
Geography: Europe, England
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Engravings
Culture/Nationality: English
Collection: Drexel–Van Pelt Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • English - Refers to the culture of the modern country of England, or in general to cultures that have occupied the southern part of the island of Great Britain, usually excluding Wales. It may refer to the the culture of the Angles, one of the Teutonic peoples who settled in Britain in fifth century CE. The term is occasionally used to refer to the culture of the entire nation of the United Kingdom, although technically England is an administrative subdivision of the United Kingdom.
  • engravings - Prints on paper incorporating impressions of a reverse design created on a printing plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised (engraved) using burins or gravers. Historically, "engravings" has sometimes been incorrectly used to refer to all prints, regardless of the specific technique. For prints made from designs engraved on a flat wooden block, use "wood cuts"; for prints made from a plate that is etched rather than engraved, use "etchings."
  • putti - Motifs representing chubby, sometimes winged and naked figures of little boys, derived from Greco-Roman depictions of Eros. Common in art from Renaissance through the 18th century.
  • religion and mythology

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Legendary Couples: Classical Mythology Prints from the College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 1999 – Dec 4, 1999

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