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Iride A Monsieur Arland.
Guido Head inv. e dipinse. Giovanni Folo incise e vende in Roma.
Rome [n.d. 1801]
Etching open letter proof, 420 x 290mm (16¼ x 11½"), with large margins. Uncut. Foxing in the margins.
The nereid Iris carrying a ewer of water from the River Styx to the Gods of Olympus. In Greek mythology Iris was the anthropomorphisation of the rainbow and messenger to the Gods. In Hesiod's Theogany she has the additional duty of carrying water from the Styx to the Gods when the gods took an oath.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54994]   £320.00  
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