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Ulysses ploughing the sea shore.

Image ID: 1621546

Ulysses ploughing the sea shore. (1888)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Ulysses ploughing the sea shore.


: Cousen, Charles, 1819-1889 -- Engraver
Hardy, Heywood, 1842-1933 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1888


: Engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 20.5 x 30 cm.


: In order to avoid going to fight in the the Trojan war, Odysseus pretends to be insane, ploughing his field but sowing salt instead of seed. His ploy is revealed when Palamedes places Telemachus, Odysseus' infant son, in front of the plough, and Odysseus swerves to avoid killing him.

Original Source

: From Art and artists of our time. (New York : Selmar Hess, 1888) Cook, Clarence (1828-1900), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Book illustrations -- Homer -- Odyssey

Source Description

: 1 folder (12 pictures) ; 1 oversize folder (1 picture)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1621546

Record ID

: 1761663

Digital Item Published

: 5-13-2008; updated 5-3-2012

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