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Picart, Bernard (1673-1733)
Arethuse, poursuivie par Alphée, est changée en fontaine (Arethusa pursued by Alpheus, and turned to a Fountain.)
From the 'Tafereel of beschryving van den prachtigen tempel der zang-godinnen...', also known as 'Le Temple des Muses' published in Amsterdam in 1733, containing histories drawn from Greek mythology, written by A.de la Barre de Beaumarchais with plates by Bernard Picart. The plates are all finely engraved and are composed with a central part dedicated to the illustration of the story and a larger one, framing the previous, inhabited with details inspired to the central plate. For the whole book see Booknr. 50936 [XXXII, p.86-88] Arethusa, a nymph, was taking a bath not noticing that Alpheus, the river god, was looking at her. He fell in love with the nymph and began chasing her. She asked for protection to Artemis who turned her into a stream. For Alpheus became so miserable, Zeus made his river flow into the same sea Arethusa ends. Lettered in four languages on the bottom: 'ARETHUSE, POURSUIVIE PAR ALPH…E, EST CHANG…E EN FONTAINE. / Arethusa pursued by Alpheus, and turned to a Fountain / Arethusa, duch Alpheus verfolgt, wirdt veršndert in einen Brunnen. / Arethusa, door Alpheus vervolgt, werdt in een Fonteyn verandert'. On the bottom of the engraved frame on the left: 'B. Picart del. 1731' l Engraving on fine laid paper; internal platemark: 248 x 174 mm; external plate: 357 x 253 mm; total: 488 x 309 mm. Small damages on the lower border and some stains on the top border, yet the engraved part is flawless. PLIT013
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Picart, Bernard (1673-1733)
Clytie changée en tournesol (Clytia change'd into a Turnesole)
From the 'Tafereel of beschryving van den prachtigen tempel der zang-godinnen...', also known as 'Le Temple des Muses' published in Amsterdam in 1733, containing histories drawn from Greek mythology, written by A.de la Barre de Beaumarchais with plates by Bernard Picart. The plates are all finely engraved and are composed with a central part dedicated to the illustration of the story and a larger one, framing the previous, inhabited with details inspired to the central plate. For the whole book see Booknr. 50936 [XV, p. 37-38] The nymph Clytie, in love with Helios, jealous of his new lover Leucothea, run to the father of the latter telling him of his daughter's affair with the god. Orchamus (this is the name of the father) was so angry that he buried his own daughter alive in the sand. Helios became upset with Clytie and abandoned her definitely. So she stand in solitude in the desert among the rocks for nine days looking at the sun. After those days she was turned into a sunflower. Picart represents the nymph leaning against the rocks, naked, looking towards the sky where her lover Helios is riding his chariot in the clouds. a small putto is mourning together with the nymph who bears already the signs of her metamorphoses: upon her head are blossoming a couple of sun flowers. Signed on the lower left corner: 'B. Picart dir.' Lettered in four languages on the bottom: 'CLYTIE CHANG…E EN TOURNESOL. / Clytia change'd into a Turnesole / Clytia in eine Sonne-blumme veršndert. / Clytia in een Sonne-bloeme verandert '. On the bottom of the engraved frame on the left: 'B. Picart del. 1731' l Engraving on fine laid paper; lily watermark in the center; one plate engraving: platemark: 356 x 258 mm; total: 483 x 307 mm. PLIT013
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Picart, Bernard (1673-1733)
Iphis se pend de desespoir de n'avoir pu se faire aime d'Anaxarete (Iphis hangs himself in despair that he could not gain Anaxarete)
From the 'Tafereel of beschryving van den prachtigen tempel der zang-godinnen...', also known as 'Le Temple des Muses' published in Amsterdam in 1733, containing histories drawn from Greek mythology, written by A.de la Barre de Beaumarchais with plates by Bernard Picart. The plates are all finely engraved and are composed with a central part dedicated to the illustration of the story and a larger one, framing the previous, inhabited with details inspired to the central plate. For the whole book see Booknr. 50936 [LIII, p. 138-139] Iphis was a shepherd who fell in love with the cold hearted Anaxarete. She did not return his love, and treated him so badly that out of desperation the man hung himself in front of her house door. Signed on the lower left corner: 'B. Picart sculp dir.' Lettered in four languages on the bottom: 'IPHIS SE PEND DE DESEDPOIR DE N'AVOIR PU SE FAIRE AIME D'ANAXARETE / Iphis hangs himself in despair that he could not gain Anaxarete / Iphis erhebt sich aus Liebe und Bezweiflung. / Iphis verhangt zich, dewyle hy Anazaretes niet tot liefde konde beweegen'. On the bottom of the engraved frame on the left: 'B. Picart del.' l Engraving on fine laid paper; internal platemark: 248 x 174 mm; external plate: 358 x 254 mm; total: 490 x 312 mm. Two tears, on on the lower margin and one on the right border until the external border of the external frame. PLIT013
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 Picart, Bernard (1673-1733), Lycaon transformé en loup (Lycaon metamorphosed into a Wolf) - engraving
Picart, Bernard (1673-1733)
Lycaon transformé en loup (Lycaon metamorphosed into a Wolf) - engraving
From the 'Tafereel of beschryving van den prachtigen tempel der zang-godinnen...', also known as 'Le Temple des Muses' published in Amsterdam in 1733, containing histories drawn from Greek mythology, written by A.de la Barre de Beaumarchais with plates by Bernard Picart. The plates are all finely engraved and are composed with a central part dedicated to the illustration of the story and a larger one, framing the previous, inhabited with details inspired to the central plate. For the whole book see Booknr. 50936 [XVII, p. 41-42] Lycaon was a king of Arcadia. As depicted in the scene Lycaon tested Zeus by serving him the roasted flesh of a guest in order to see whether the god was truly omniscient. In return for these gruesome deeds Zeus turned Lycaon into a wolf and killed all his sons with lightning bolts. In the background in fact are two young men trying to escape a fire, whereas in the foreground Zeus, seated at the table of Lycaon has already turned the protagonist into a wolf. Signed on the lower left corner: 'B. Picart sculp. dir.' Lettered in four languages on the bottom: 'LYCAON TRANSFORM… EN LOUP / Lycaon metamorphosed into a Wolf. / Lycaon in ein Wolf veršndert./ Lycaon in een Wolf verandert'. On the bottom of the engraved frame on the left: 'B. Picart del. 1731' l Engraving on fine laid paper; internal platemark: 250 x 178 mm; external plate: 358 x 258 mm; total: 487 x 303 mm. small damages on the lower border and some stains on the top border, yet the engraved part is flawless. PLIT013
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Picart, Bernard (1673-1733)
La toile de Penelope (Penelope's web)
From the 'Tafereel of beschryving van den prachtigen tempel der zang-godinnen...', also known as 'Le Temple des Muses' published in Amsterdam in 1733, containing histories drawn from Greek mythology, written by A.de la Barre de Beaumarchais with plates by Bernard Picart. The plates are all finely engraved and are composed with a central part dedicated to the illustration of the story and a larger one, framing the previous, inhabited with details inspired to the central plate. For the whole book see Booknr. 50936 [L, p. 131-133] Penelope waited twenty years for the return of her husband Odysseus, during which she devises various strategies to delay marrying one of the many suitors. She has devised tricks to delay her suitors, one of which was pretending to be weaving a burial shroud for Laertes, Odysseus's father and claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished. Picart represents Penelope in the act of destroying the work she had been doing during the day. Signed on the lower left corner: 'B. Picart dir.' Lettered in four languages on the bottom: 'LA TOILE DE PENELOPE / Penelope's web / Das Lucht von Penelope / 't Linnen van Penelope'. On the bottom of the engraved frame on the left: 'B. Picart del.' l Engraving on fine laid paper; platemark: 354 x 254 mm; total: 484 x 306 mm. PLIT013
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