Antiope, Sleeping, Suprized by Jupiter in the Form of a Satyr. Jupiter sous la Forme d'un Satyre, Suprenant Antiope Endormie.To The Most Serene Highness Charles Theodore, Elector Palatine Reigning Duke of Bavaria, &c. &c. &c. This Plate Engraved by His Gracious Permission from the Original Picture in the Electoral Gallery in Dusseldorf, is dedicated by His Most Devoted and Obedient Humble Servants. Valentine Gree. Rupert Green.
In Mons.r. Pigage's Catalogue of the Dusseldorf Gallery this Subject is N.o.22. Published Jan.y. 2.d.1792, by V. & R. Green Newman Street, London.
Mezzotint with very large margins, rare; Plate: 510 x 610mm, (20 x 24"). Some light foxing. Repaired damage in margins. Stain on right.
A sleeping Antiope, daughter of the river god Asopus, is approached by the god Zeus in the form of a satyr. Several cherubs play amongst the tree tops while an eagle, the symbol of Zeus, holds thunderbolts in its mouth behind the couple. No. 113 in Green's Catalogue of his Dusseldorf Gallery Exhibition.
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