Telemachus at the Island of Calypso
early 19th century
An engraving entitled "Telemachus at the Island of Caylpso" (French, early 19th century) by Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (French, 1731-1797) after a painting by Jean Raoux (French, 1677-1734). The scene depicts Calypso and her nymphs in a landscape setting with Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, and his elderly companion Mentor. In the background on the left a ship sinks in churning water. Written in script along the bottom edge beneath the image is "Telemachus at the Island of Calypso engrave by J. F. Beauvarlet after a painting by J. Raoux Very rare artist’s proof." The engraving is housed in a gilt gesso frame.
ink on paper
gesso and wood frame.
28 3/4" x 34 1/2"
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Morris Smith, 1986.
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