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Pygmalion and the Sculptor, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 245
Pygmalion, King of Cyprus, and a cunning sculptor, conceived such a dislike of women, on account of their imperfections, that he determined never to marry. He made a statue of ivory so beautiful and perfect, that on the festival of Venus, he besought the goddess to grant him a wife like the statue, which was granted, by giving life to the figure, making it a living woman, whom Pygmalion at once married. [P. 11.]
Catalogue of the First Annual Exhibition of the Pittsburgh Art Association 1859. Gallery, Morton's Hall, Fifth Street, near Smithfield. Printed by Barr & Myers, Morning Post Job Office.
Topic:
Figure group
Occupation--Art--Sculptor
Mythology--Classical--Pygmalion
Control number:
AECI 00610245
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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