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Diana and Orion

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Inscription

etched, lower right: "Bellange"; etched, in lower margin: "Gaudet amans nympha si raptor Agenore nata / Dum sua tergoribus per freta furla vehit / Qua mihi nunc Impleut placidam solatia mentem / Dum mia sic humeras pulchra Diana gravat." (Just as the loving abductor rejoices in the nymph Europa while he carries her off on his back through the raging sea, so now solace fills my happy mind while beautiful Diana thus burdens my shoulders.)

Provenance

Alexandre-Pierre-François Robert-Dumesnil (1778-1864, Paris, Lugt 2200); William H. Schab, New York; from whom purchased by MFA, 11 April 1940.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 36; Walch 10; Reed-Worthen 12;

Dimensions

Platemark: 47 x 20.4 cm (18 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.); Sheet: (cut within platemark, mounted down); Mount: 48.4 x 22.2 cm (19 1/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

40.155

Medium or Technique

Etching, additional etching, burnishing, burin, and drypoint

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