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Danae in the Brazen Chamber

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l.r.: "Swain sc." Inscribed on mount, in ink: Fred Sandys/ Danae in the Brazen Chamber. Drawn for Once a Week 1860/ First published in the Hobby Horse No. XII P. 147, 1888/Engraved by Swain in 1860/ Original proof".


Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

about 1888


Block: 17.8 x 11.5 cm (7 x 4 1/2 in.); Sheet: 18.4 x 12.1 cm (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.); Mount: 32.5 x 25 cm (12 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood engraving on India paper; proof


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