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Pleiades

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Arthur B. Davies, Pleiades, 1919, soft-ground etching on light blue, medium, slightly textured, laid paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, public domain, 78.52.167

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Title

Pleiades

Artist

Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862-1928)

Related People

printer: Ernest Haskell (American, 1876-1925)

Date

1919

Medium

soft-ground etching on light blue, medium, slightly textured, laid paper

Edition

about 20

State

vi/vi

Catalogue Raisonné

Czestochowski 76

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 5 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in; sheet: 7 7/8 in x 10 5/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: B 28f S, graphite, verso; lower right

signature: Arthur B. Davies, graphite, lower right

inscription: Pleiades, graphite, bottom margin, center

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

78.52.167

Copyright

public domain

Terms

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

nudes

paper

Description

In classical mythology, the Pleiades were the seven daughters of the Titan, Atlas. Zeus transformed the sisters into stars to protect them from the amorous advances of Orion, the great hunter. Six of the seven Pleiades are visible in the night sky, where they still appear to be chased by the constellation Orion.

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