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Hermaphroditus sleeping. Steel engraving by J.B.H. Bourgois after P. Bouillon, 1808.

Date:
1808
Reference:
3092i
Part of:
Musée français.
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Description

A statue of Hermaphroditus reclining. The figure is similar to the statue of the reclining Hermaphroditus in the Louvre, which was bought by Napoleon from the Borghese family in Rome in 1807. However, the Louvre Hermaphroditus reclines on a stone mattress and pillow sculpted by Bernini, whereas the present figure reclines on a piece of undressed rock. This one appears to show the sculpture in the Museo Nazionale di Roma, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Publication/Creation

1808

Physical description

1 print : steel engraving ; image 23.7 x 36.2 cm

Lettering

Gravé par J.B.e.H. Bourgois en 1808.

Edition

[State with scratched lettering].

References note

Jean Laran and Jean Adhémar, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, vol. 3, Paris 1942, p. 293 no. 4 (three prints: "Trois pl. pour le Musée français de Laurent, t. IV (1809): …fol. 38, Hermaphrodite..., S. 1808, dess. de Bouillon … Réimpr. des trois pl. chez Danlos, 1865-68.")
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 ("The Hermaphrodite": no mention of this version of the statue)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 3092i

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  • French


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