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Andromeda, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 21 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"From a gallery in Venice. To punish the pride of Andromeda and Cassiope, her mother, for esteeming themselves more beautiful than Juno and the Nereids, Neptune sent a hideous sea-monster which spread desolation in the kingdom of Ethiopia. To deliver his country, according to the Oracle of Ammon, the unfortunate Cepheus had no alternative but to expose his daughter Andromeda on a rock by the sea where she was to be devoured. But Perseus, who had just overcome Medusa and cut off her head, employed this terrible weapon to fight the sea-monster and deliver Andromeda, whom he restored to her father, and afterwards married." [P. 6.]
Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings by Celebrated Old and Modern Masters, and Statuary, belonging to N.D. Morgan, Esq., Brooklyn. The Whole on Exhibition, Friday, January 21st, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway. To be sold by auction Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, January 26th and 27th, Commencing at Eight o'clock. The Messrs. Leavitt, Auctioneers.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Andromeda
Figure female
Control number:
AECI 03050021
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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