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Hermaphroditus sleeping. Etching by C. Grignion after R. Dalton, 1744.

Dalton, Richard, 1715?-1791.
Date
2d of January 1744
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Description

The sculpture known as the "Hermaphrodite", in the Villa Borghese, Rome, from ca. 1638 to ca. 1807, thereafter in the Louvre; also known as the "Borghese Hermaphrodite", though two sculptures of Hermaphroditus have been in the Villa Borghese: Haskell and Penny, loc. cit. The mattress on which Hermaphroditus lies was sculpted by Bernini (ibid.)

Publication/Creation

[London] : Publish'd according to act of Parliament [by R. Dalton?], 2d of January 1744.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 27.5 x 53.3 cm

Lettering

Hermaphroditus dormiens ex villa borghensi. R. Dalton del. ; C. Grignion sculp. This plate is humbly inscrib'd to the Right Honourable the Lord Brook by his Lordship's most devoted & obedient servant R. Dalton

Publications note

F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the antique, the lure of classical sculpture 1500-1900, New Haven and London 1981, pp. 234-236, no. 48 (no mention of this print)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 663771i

Creator/production credits

Bears dedication to "Lord Brook", i.e. Francis Greville, Baron Brooke (1719-1773), who was eighth Baron Brooke until 1746 when he was created Earl Brooke (subsequently created Earl of Warwick in 1759)

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  • Latin
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