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The Moon And Endymion

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Antique print from Les Temple Des Muses:The Moon And Endymion
The Moon And Endymion
  • Availability: 1
  • Artist / Collection: Bernard Picart
  • Product Code: FRP33868
US$295.00

48.5 x 32 cm (19.1 x 12.6 inches).
The Moon And Endymion
This spectacular baroque engraving is from Bernard Picart's Le Temple Des Muses.
The engraving was made in 1733, is from the first edition and is an original antique. It has captions in French, English, German, and Dutch.
It is in very good condition for its age.
In Greek mythology, Endymion was a beautiful shepherd who fell asleep on Mount Latmus. Selene, the Titan goddess of the moon, so adored him that she cast a spell causing him to sleep there forever. Selene came every night to admire her sleeping lover. Thus moonlight is associated with lovers.

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Style
Date Made 1700s
Paper Size ~19.1 x 12.6 inches (48.5 x 32 cm)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Black/White
Size Category 41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]
Tags: moon , mythology , greek