48.5 x 32 cm (19.1 x 12.6 inches).
Tithonus, Aurora's Husband, Turned Into A Grass-Hopper
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 Aurora, brings the dawn and first rays of morning light. She was among the most beautiful of immortals. One of her lovers was the prince of Troy, Tithonus. He was a mortal, so would die one day. Wanting to be with him forever, Aurora asked Zeus to grant immortality but failed to ask for eternal youth. Thus, Tithonus continued to age becoming forever old until the only sign of life was his voice. Aurora turned him into a grasshopper.
© Fine Rare Prints
|Paper Size||~19.1 x 12.6 inches (48.5 x 32 cm)|
|Size Category||41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]|