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Ulysses and his Dog, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 18
When sage Ulysses, from his native coast/ Long kept by wars, and long by tempests tost [sic],/ Arrived at last, poor, old, disguised, alone;/ To all his friends, and even his Queen unknown./ Changed, as he was, with age and toils and cares;/ Furrowed his reverend face and white his hairs:--/ In his own palace forced to ask for bread,--Scorned by the slaves his former bounty fed,/--Forgot of all his own domestic crew,/ The faithful dog alone his rightful master knew%/ Unfed, unhoused, neglected, on the clay,/ Like an old servant, now cashiered he lay/ Touch'd with resentment of ungrateful man/ And longing to behold his ancient lord again,/ Him when he saw, he rose, and crawled to meet;/ ('Twas all he could) and fawn'd, and kiss'd his feet,/ Seized with dumb joy: then falling by his side,/ Own'd his returning lord, look'd up--and died%/--2d Vol. Pope's Works, page 218. Aldine Edition: London, 1851. [P. 15; exhibited under heading: "Statuary."]
Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Paintings, Statuary and other Works of Art, by the Rhode Island Art Association, at Westminster Hall, Providence, September, 1854. Single Admission 25 cts.; Tickets for the Current Week 50 cts.; Season Tickets, $1. Providence: Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers. 1854.
Topic:
Figure male--Elderly
Animal--Dog
Literature--Homer--Odyssey
Literature--Pope
Occupation--Beggar
Occupation--Service--Servant
Control number:
AECI 00700310
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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