Clytie.In the collection of John Strange Esq.r.
Published May 1st, 1778, by John Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Stipple. Sheet size: 305 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed inside plate at top and side edges.
Clytie, sitting on a rock to the right, holding a sunflower, pushing away Cupid with a thorny branch, while he takes her hand, holding a blazing torch. Within a roundel. after Carracci; state with number added and title. Clytie was a character in Greek mythology who became jealous of her lover, the sun god Apollo. To punish her, he transformed her into a sunflower so that she would always face towards him in his daily journey across the skies.
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