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Daphne, Transformed into a Laurel, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Medium:
Oil/canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 23 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
Apollo is seizing her round the waist, to bear her off, but her father, the river-god Peneus, who is present, transforms her in that instant, into a Laurel, the branches of which are seen shooting from her fingers. On the left are two female figures, struck with dismay, and above a Cupid, flying off in consternation. The figures are whole lengths, that of Daphne of twelve inches; on canvas; an original; the subject from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Lib. I. [P. 5.]
Catalogue of Valuable Oil Paintings, many of them by the Old Masters, and all Choice Pictures, being the Collection of the late President Jefferson. To be sold at auction, on Friday, July 19, at Mr. Harding's Gallery, School St. Sale to Commence at 10 o'clock. J.L. Cunningham, Auctioneer. This catalogue admits the purchaser to the Exhibition and Sale. (Price 12 1/2 Cents.) J.E. Winckley & Co., Printers, No. 14 Water Street.
Topic:
Figure group
Literature--Ovid--Metamorphoses
Mythology--Classical--Daphne
State of Being--Phenomenon--Metamorphosis
Mythology--Classical--Apollo
Mythology--Classical--Peneus
Control number:
AECI 00020019
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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