November,Chiron as Sagittarius teaching Achilles the use of the Bow.
Pub. Jany. 2. 1809 by R. Ackermann, as his Repository of Arts, No. 101, Strand, London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 260mm, 7¾ x 10¼". Some staining and soiling; two creases in plate. Uncut.
Chiron as Sagittarius, standing at right on his hind legs, holding a bow, with the infant Achilles kneeling on his back, pulling the arrow; Artemis standing with her left foot on a small chariot pulled by Chiron, with head turned back in profile to left, holding a bow in her left hand after firing an arrow. Chiron was the centaur tutor to Achilles, Asclepius and Hercules. No trace of price upper right. After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
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