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The Chariot of the Sun

ca. 1729-1742
18th century
397 x 270 mm (15.6 x 10.6 in.)

Nicolas Le Sueur, French, (1691–1764)
After Paolo Farinati, aka Paolo Farinato, Italian, (1524–1606)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Chiaroscuro woodcut printed in light green, light brown, brown, and dark brown inks from three blocks on laid paper
Print impression quality: Unevenly inked on inscriptions and brown border
Marks: Signed in block, lower left: “Nic Le Sueur”; inscribed in block, lower right: “Sculp.”; inscribed in block, lower center: “Dessin de Paul Farinati”
Marks: Watermark: Unidentified circular design at center
Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi (vol. 2, 682), as “The Fall of Phaeton”; Le Blanc 23.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.140

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  • animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
  • horses
  • mythology

  • image Dimensions: 397 x 270 mm (15.6 x 10.6 in.)

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