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Orpheus & Eurydice

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    01/10/1889 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Short, Frank (Sir), born 1857 - died 1945 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on a plate.

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by the Artist in memory of his son, Captain Francis Leslie Short, who died on Active Service, on June 3, 1916.

  • Museum number:

    E.2434-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EM, shelf 7, box A

Physical description

Mezzotint of a male mythical figure clutching a female mythical figure, who appears to be dead or unconscious.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

01/10/1889 (printed)

Artist/maker

Short, Frank (Sir), born 1857 - died 1945 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on a plate.

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered at top of plate London. Published Octr 1st 1889, by Robt
Dunthorne, at The Rembrandt Head in Vigo Street, W.
Signed in pencil G. F. Watts, Frank Short Sc. F. Goulding. Imp.
Inscription from: Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Dimensions

Height: 13 3/4 in Plate, Width: 20 5/8 in Plate, Height: 7 3/16 in Mezzo surface, Width: 19 1/2 in Mezzo. surface

Object history note

Sir Frank Short was awarded the Gold prize at the Paris Exhibition in 1889 for his mezzotint of Orpheus and Eurydice, after George Frederic Watts, R.A. The painting by Watts was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1869.

Descriptive line

Mezzotint by Sir Frank Short, "Orpheus & Eurydice." Great Britain, ca. 1880-1919.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Plate

Techniques

Mezzotint

Categories

Prints; Myths & Legends

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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