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Clymene Urging Phaëton to Find Helios (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses)

Inscription

in plate, in lower margin, left: Opprobrys Epaphi Phaeton marcescit amaris/Quamq potest Clymenen vt ferat oratopens; right: Illa sui solis radiantia lumina monstras,/Per Styga, perq deos deierat esse patrem.; lower left: 20

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not signed

Marks

watermark [not identified]; verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1726; in graphite: [?]

Provenance

1900, bequest of William P. Babcok (1826-1899, Boston and Paris).

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

about 1589

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 050 (engravings after designs by Goltzius)

Accession Number

B1726

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