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Sophocles, (sculpture)

Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 25
A tragic poet of Athens, who was also a distinguished statesman and general. Of one hundred and twenty tragedies which he wrote, only seven are extant. He died 406 B.C., in his ninety-first year, it is said, through excess of joy at having received a prize for a poem at the Olympic games. The poet wears sandals, and is wrapped in a long garment. At his feet, on the right side, is a case of books, (restored.)--Brigham, Cast Catalogue of Antique Sculpture, pp. 150 and 151. Marble statue found at Terracina in the court of a private house by Luigi Vescovali. Purchased by Gregory XVI, and placed in the Lateran Museum. Tenerani restored both hands, both feet, and the base with the "cista," a distinctive attribute of the orators, philosophers, poets, &c. &c. The statue is the work of the school of Lysyppus, and time of Alexander the Great.--See Friedrich's Bausteine [sic], No. 508. [P. 19.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.
Portrait male
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AECI 02040024
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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