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The Meeting of Ulysses and Penelope

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Francesco Bartolozzi; after John Francis Rigaud, The Meeting of Ulysses and Penelope, 1788, stipple engraving on paper, Gift of Heirs of Charles Francis Adams Collection: Peter F. Adams, Mrs. Sandra Adams Beebe, and Charles Anthony Adams, public domain, 89.20.14

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Title

The Meeting of Ulysses and Penelope

Artist

Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, 1727-1815)

after John Francis Rigaud (French, active in England, 1742-1810)

Date

1788

Medium

stipple engraving on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 15 13/16 in x 10 1/2 in; sheet: 16 15/16 in x 12 1/8 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Italian

Credit Line

Gift of Heirs of Charles Francis Adams Collection: Peter F. Adams, Mrs. Sandra Adams Beebe, and Charles Anthony Adams

Accession Number

89.20.14

Copyright

public domain

Terms

engraving

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

Ulysses

Description

Classical myths have been adopted to suit various purposes throughout the centuries. In the eighteenth century, artists used myth to emphasize moral lessons. In this example, the hero Ulysses is reunited with his faithful wife, Penelope, who resisted countless suitors while he was engaged in epic travels.

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