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Drawing - Theseus Discovering the Sword of his Father Ægeus
  • Theseus Discovering the Sword of his Father Ægeus
    Poussin, Nicolas, born 1594 - died 1665
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Theseus Discovering the Sword of his Father Ægeus

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    17th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Poussin, Nicolas, born 1594 - died 1665 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil, washed with bistre

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.562

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 10

Physical description

Theseus Discovering the Sword of his Father Ægeus; A study for the picture in the Knight Collection, the composition being reversed; Another study on the back; Pencil, washed with bistre; A variation appears in the foreground of the man who is lifting the stone, which is on an additional piece of paper.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, drawn)

Date

17th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Poussin, Nicolas, born 1594 - died 1665 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil, washed with bistre

Dimensions

Height: 10.1 in, Width: 8 in

Object history note

A study for the picture in the Knight Collection, the composition being reversed.

Descriptive line

Poussin, Nicolas; Theseus Discovering the Sword of his Father Ægeus; A study for the picture in the Knight Collection, the composition being reversed; Another study on the back; Pencil, washed with bistre; A variation appears in the foreground of the man who is lifting the stone, which is on an additional piece of paper; French School; 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Bistre

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Sword; Man

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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