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The Three Graces bathing assisted by the Hours.

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Names
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Engraver)
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Graces

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT-Gra
Topics
Mythology, Greek
Graces, The
Bathing -- Greece
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Female nude in art
Genres
Lithographs
Notes
Content : The Graces are the three nude women standing around the basin at center. "Graces" is the Roman term for these personifications of elegance and beauty. The Greeks called them the "Charities". They were the daughters of Zeus, and had the names Euphrosyne (Joy), Aglaia (Brilliance) and Thalia (the Bloom of Life). The Hours were a set of goddesses, also daughters of Zeus, who presided over the orderly progression of life. They stand at left and right of the scene, one holding a covered container and the other a bottle.

Source note: Elite des monuments céramographiques : matériaux pour l''histoire des religions et des moeurs de l''antiquité. (Paris : Leleux, 1844-1861) Lenormant, Charles (1802-1859), Author.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 30.5 x 46.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: c77f60e0-c5be-012f-a843-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Three Graces bathing assisted by the Hours." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6439-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Three Graces bathing assisted by the Hours." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6439-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). The Three Graces bathing assisted by the Hours. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6439-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Three Graces bathing assisted by the Hours.