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Dido to Aeneas, from the series Archaics

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Grace Hartigan, Dido to Aeneas, from the series Archaics, 1962-1966, lithograph on paper, Gift of Jay McKean Fisher in honor of Jane Hochuli King, © artist or other rights holder, 2005.35

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Title

Dido to Aeneas, from the series Archaics

Related Titles

series (original language): Archaics

Artist

Grace Hartigan (American, 1922-2008)

Date

1962-1966

Medium

lithograph on paper

Edition

artist's proof; edition of 18 plus one printer's and one artist's proof

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 13 15/16 in x 17 3/4 in; sheet: 19 7/8 in x 27 5/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

watermark: Magnani emblem, "M" crowned with a cross

stamp: ULAE, below the image

inscription: Artist's proof, graphite, below the image, lower center

inscription: Dido to Aeneas, graphite, below the image, lower left

signature: Hartigan 1962-66, graphite, below the image, lower right

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Jay McKean Fisher in honor of Jane Hochuli King

Accession Number

2005.35

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

Abstract

Aeneas

Dido

lithography

paper

planographic printing

planographic prints

Description

Some modern artists, including Grace Hartigan, used mythology as a starting point for highly abstract compositions. In this fluidly drawn lithograph, Hartigan refers to the tale of Dido, the queen of Carthage, who tragically stabbed herself when her lover Aeneas deserted her to fulfill his destiny and lead his people to Rome.

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