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Phaëton Driving the Chariot of the Sun (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses)

Inscription

in plate, in lower margin, left: Audet Phebeas stulte attentare quadrigas,/Atqz impar humeris munus obire suis; right: Infelix audet Phaeton, quod numina terret,/Humanas mentes tanta libido rapit.; lower left: 2

Signed

not signed

Marks

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 52

Accession Number

B1727

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