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Thisbe, (painting)

Artist:
Bewer, C.
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 62 (Sale info: $500.00).
THISBE, according to Ovid, was a maiden of Babylon, who being thwarted in her love for Pyramus by parental authority, found means to converse with him through a crevice in the wall which separated their dwellings. Subsequently, repairing to the tomb of Ninus to meet her lover, she was alarmed by a lioness, and concealed herself near by, leaving her mantle to be torn by the animal. Pyramus arrived, and seeing only her garment torn and bloody, fell upon his sword in despair: whereupon THISBE returning, understood his fatal misconception, and slew herself with the same sword. Height 54 in. width 39 in. [P. 12; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
Exhibited for the Benefit of the Soldiers Home. Descriptive Catalogue of Oil Paintings imported and for sale by Bailey & Co., Philadelphia. Importations of 1865. Philadelphia: J.B. Chandler, Printer, 306 & 308 Chestnut Street, (Girard Building.) 1865.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Thisbe
Mythology--Classical--Pyramus
Literature--Ovid--Metamorphoses
Figure group
State of Being--Death--Suicide
Recreation--Courting
Control number:
AECI 01300062
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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