Jupiter and Mnemosyne

A work made of pen and brown and black ink and brush and brown and gray wash, with watercolor, heightened with white gouache, over traces of graphite on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown and black ink and brush and brown and gray wash, with watercolor, heightened with white gouache, over traces of graphite on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1733

Artist:

Jacob de Wit
Flemish, 1695-1754

About this artwork

This colorful drawing features the amorous pair of Jupiter and Mnemosyne, goddess of memory. According to the Roman version of the Greek myth, the two gods’ courtship gave rise to the birth of the nine muses. De Wit sets the title figures in a pastoral scene replete with an infant shepherd, distant mountains, and loyal hounds.

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Artist

Jacob de Wit

Title

Jupiter and Mnemosyne

Origin

Flanders

Date

1733

Medium

Pen and brown and black ink and brush and brown and gray wash, with watercolor, heightened with white gouache, over traces of graphite on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

449 × 310 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1047

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