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Jupiter & Calista

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Thomas Burke; after Angelica Kauffman, Jupiter & Calista, 1782, crayon-manner engraving on paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. August C. Wunderly, public domain, 85.90.8

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Title

Jupiter & Calista

Artist

after Angelica Kauffman (Swiss, 1741-1807)

Thomas Burke (Irish, 1749-1815)

Date

1782

Medium

crayon-manner engraving on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 14 3/16 in x 11 3/8 in; plate: 12 9/16 in; sheet: 18 in x 14 1/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: Diana's shape and habit straight he took / Soften'd his brows and smooth'd his awful look. / And mildly in a female accent spoke / How fares my Girl; How went the Morning Chase. // London Publish'd April 2 " 1782 by J. Birchall Addison No. 473 Strand & Durand No8 Catherine Street, printed, lower center

inscription: Tho. Burke sculpt., printed, middle right

inscription: Angelica Kauffmann pinxt, printed, middle left

engraving: Thomas Burke

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Swiss

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. August C. Wunderly

Accession Number

85.90.8

Copyright

public domain

Terms

crayon manner

engraving

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

Jupiter

paper

Description

The supreme god Jupiter (Zeus to the Greeks) was perhaps the most amorous god of the pantheon. He assumed various forms to woo or deceive the object of his desire, transforming himself into a swan to seduce Leda, a bull to capture Europa (as seen in Reuben Nakian’s lithograph in this exhibition), or in this case, by disguising himself as the goddess Diana to seduce the chaste forest-nymph Calista.

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