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Title
Colossus commemorating the heroism and deliverance of Rhodes
Names
Kupka, František, 1871-1957 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1924 (Questionable)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON SEV
Topics
Seven Wonders of the World
Helios (Greek deity)
colossi -- Greece -- Rhodes (Greece : Island)
Rhodes (Greece : Island)
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Statement of responsibility: "Based on a portion of a picture by M. Kupka, and specially coloured for 'Wonders of the Past.'"--printed below image.
Source note: From Wonders of the past. ca. 1923-1933) Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir (1871-1949), Editor.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 23.5 x 17 cm
Description
"None of the Seven Wonders have suffered so piteously as the Colossus of Rhodes; there is more than a likelihood that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon have been identified, but the exact site of the Colossus is lost to memory. From ancient writers, however, we know that it stood somewhere at the entrance to the harbour; that it was 100 feet high, or a little over; that it was made of bronze, in sections, strengthened with masonry within: and that the popular idea of it, standing with legs astride, is false."--printed on border.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b5f68640-c5bf-012f-b254-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1924: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Colossus commemorating the heroism and deliverance of Rhodes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1924. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d42-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Colossus commemorating the heroism and deliverance of Rhodes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 19, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d42-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1924). Colossus commemorating the heroism and deliverance of Rhodes Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d42-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Colossus commemorating the heroism and deliverance of Rhodes