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Author: John Vanderlyn; Aaron King; A B Durand; Hodgson, Boys & Graves,; Rittner and Goupil,
Publisher: [New York] : Published by A.B. Durand New York, Hodsgon, Boys & Graves, London, & Rittner & Goussil [i.e., Goupil] à Paris, 1835[-1840].
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Original artwork : English
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Subject: Image of Ariadne sleeping in the grass by a stream at the edge of a lush forest. She lies nude, her breasts exposed, on two blankets laid on the grass, one partially covering her lower half. Seen in the distance at right is Theseus about to leave the island of Naxos on a ship.
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Genre/Form: Intaglio prints
Chine collé prints
Trans-Atlantic imprints (Publishing)
Pictorial works
Material Type: Graphic, Original artwork
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Vanderlyn; Aaron King; A B Durand; Hodgson, Boys & Graves,; Rittner and Goupil,
OCLC Number: 620121580
Notes: Third state see Stauffer no. 682.
"Printed by A. King."
"Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1835 by A.B. Durand in the clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York."
Daniel Huntington visited Durand's studio in 1836, stating: "In 1836 ... I first met Durand. ... [He] showed us some plates in progress, among others that of the Ariadne, then approaching completion." See Huntington, D. Asher B. Durand a memorial address, New York, 1887, p. 24.
Durand visited Paris in August, 1840, meeting with Henri Rittner in order to have Rittner sell impressions of the engraving. "This is the earliest documented contact between an American artist and the Maison Goupil ..." see McIntosh, D. in Magazine Antiques, September, 2004.
The original plate is located at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and early states of the print are located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Description: 1 print : etching and engraving, chine collé ; image and text 40 x 45.5 cm., on sheet 43.5 x 52 cm.
Responsibility: Painted by John Vanderlyn. Eng. by A.B. Durand.

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Subject: Image of Ariadne sleeping in the grass by a stream at the edge of a lush forest. She lies nude, her breasts exposed, on two blankets laid on the grass, one partially covering her lower half. Seen in the distance at right is Theseus about to leave the island of Naxos on a ship.

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