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The despair of Venus over the dead body of Adonis.

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Title
The despair of Venus over the dead body of Adonis.
Names
West, Benjamin (1738-1820) (Artist)
Corbould, H. (Henry) (1787-1844) (Delineator)
Moses, Henry (1782?-1870) (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Venus

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1803
Date Issued: 1811
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Ven
Topics
Venus (Roman deity)
Cupids
Nudes
Grief
Mythology, Greek
Aphrodite (Greek deity)
Animals in art
Mythology, Roman
Adonis (Greek deity)
Notes
Source note: The gallery of pictures painted by Benjamin West... engraved in outline by Henry Moses. (London Moses 1811-1816) West, Benjamin (1738-1820), Author.
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 1 print. : b ; 8.75 x 8.25 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 358b7c20-c5bf-012f-45c2-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1738: Creator Born
  • 1803: Created (Approximate)
  • 1820: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The despair of Venus over the dead body of Adonis." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1803 - 1811. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-603e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The despair of Venus over the dead body of Adonis." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 9, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-603e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1803 - 1811). The despair of Venus over the dead body of Adonis. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-603e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The despair of Venus over the dead body of Adonis.