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Hero and Leander, (painting)

Artist:
Wagner, S.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 244 (Sale info: For Sale).
"She sawe hym and the sighte was muche, muche more/ Than mighte have served to kille her: shoulde her store/ Of giante sorrows speake* (No%) burste, die, bleede%/ And leave poore plaintes to us that shall succeede./ And felle on her love's bosom, hugged it faste,/ And with Leander's name she breathed her laste."--Hero and Leander; or, the Sextiad; begun by C. Marlowe, and after his death finished by Geo. Chapman.--First Ed., 1598. The subject of this picture is too well known to need any description but the name. The artist has portrayed the catastrophe, as described in these brief quotations, with dramatic skill and power, subordinating both in color and importance all the accessories to the centre group. The lowness of tone, in strict keeping to the tragedy; and the artistic reserve shown in concealing the face of the dying girl, instead of endeavouring theatrically to picture its agony, are noticeable. [Pp. 31-32; a passage in ancient Greek from "Musaeus" precedes this commentary.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIII.
Artist address: Baltimore.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Hero
Mythology--Classical--Leander
State of Being--Death--Drowning
State of Being--Emotion--Love
Figure group
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 03530244
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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