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Venus seated on a swan and accompanied by Eros.

Image ID: 1624668

Venus seated on a swan and accompanied by Eros. (1844-1861)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Venus seated on a swan and accompanied by Eros.


: Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre -- Engraver
Fourquemin, fl. 1835-1853 -- Lithographer

Published Date

: 1844-1861


: Lithographs -- Color

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 31 x 43 cm.


: Phosphorus was a personification of morning twilight, identified with the appearance of the planet Venus just before dawn. Hesperus was just the opposite, an allegory of evening twilight symbolized by the planet Venus seen just after sunset. Pitho was the goddess of persuasion and a daughter of Venus. Iris symbolically joined heaven and earth when she appeared in her form of a rainbow. Two dolphins leap from the water beneath Venus' swan ....
[See More...] Note 2.) Written under image: "Venus seated on a swan and accompanied by Eros, Phosphorus, Hesperus, Pitho and Iris. From Antike Bilderwerke by Gerhard."

Original Source

: From Elite des monuments céramographiques : matériaux pour l'histoire des religions et des moeurs de l'antiquité. (Paris : Leleux, 1844-1861) Lenormant, Charles (1802-1859), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Mythology -- Venus

Source Description

: 1 folder (15 pictures) ; 1 oversize folder (3 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624668

Record ID

: 1763275

Digital Item Published

: 7-16-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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