DAC Collection Object Information
Thetis and Chiron,
Engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Dimensions (Plate): 134 x 190 mm (5.3 x 7.5 in.)
Dimensions (Sheet): 142 x 195 mm (5.6 x 7.7 in.)
Signed with monogram and dated in plate within cartouche, upper right: “15 P/G 43” with monogram centered within date; inscribed in plate within cartouche and above signature, upper right: “ACHILLEM. HVCNC. MA/GISTRO. SVD. CHIRCONE”
Accession number: 1984.29.92
Gift of Juwil C. and Virgil W. Topazio (B.A. Wesleyan 1943), 1984
The image depicts the presentation of Achilles by Thetis to Chiron. Thetis was the mother of Achilles and one of the Nereids (i.e., a sea nymph and one of the 50 daughters of Nereus, a sea god). Chiron was the wisest of all Centaurs, famous for his knowledge of medicine, and the teacher of Achilles, Hercules, and Aesculapius.
Bibliography: Bartsch 90 (vol. 8, p. 347).
Work Type: print
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