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Tracing of 'Lysistrata Defending the Acropolis'

Tracing
1890s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Tracing of illustration to The Lysistrata of Aristophanes depicting Lysistrata and two Athenian women, all semi-naked, driving off a small naked man carrying a torch. Two of the women throw the contents of chamber-pots, whilst the third bends over and breaks wind.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleTracing of 'Lysistrata Defending the Acropolis' (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Tracing
Brief description
Tracing after Aubrey Beardsley, 'Lysistrata Defending the Acropolis' from The Lysistrata of Aristophanes, published by Leonard Smithers, London, 1896
Physical description
Tracing of illustration to The Lysistrata of Aristophanes depicting Lysistrata and two Athenian women, all semi-naked, driving off a small naked man carrying a torch. Two of the women throw the contents of chamber-pots, whilst the third bends over and breaks wind.
Dimensions
  • Height: 380mm
  • Width: 252mm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
AUBREY / BEARDSLEY
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support
Object history
Provenance: R. A. Harari

Drawing for the illustration facing page 30 in 'The Lysistrata of Aristophanes', 1896.
Associated objects
Collection
Accession number
E.346-1972

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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