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Aeolus, at the request of Juno, opens a door in a mountainside, releasing the winds that will wreck the fleet of Aeneas; representing the element air. Engraving by C. Dupuis, 1718, after Louis de Boullogne the younger.

  • Boulogne, Louis, 1654-1733.
Date
1718
Reference
23945i
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Description

Aeneid I, vv. 71-73. Juno is in the sky with her chariot drawn by peacocks and surrounded by nymphs and putti. The Trojan fleet is shown in the right background

Publication/Creation

Paris (rue de la Vannerie a l'image St. Michel) : Dupuis graveur du Roy, 1718.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving and etching ; image and text 46 x 57 cm

Lettering

Aer. Me sine nil spirat: terras amplector et undas, At vi sæpe meâ terræ vexantur et undæ. ... Lud. de Boullongne inv. et pinxit. Carol. Dupuis sculp 1718.

References note

Marcel Roux and Edmond Pognon, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome VIII, Paris 1955, p. 365 no. 8

Lettering note

The lettering is repeated in French

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 23945i

Reproduction note

After a painting exhibited at the Salon in 1699 (Roux and Pognon, loc. cit.)

Languages

  • Latin
  • French


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