C1895

Hesiod and his Muse

Artist:

Jacques Wagrez

On Mount Helicon, a rustic farmer named Hesiod was tending his sheep when some Nymphs who presided over a nearby oracular spring approached him, and &quottaught him a glorious song.&quot (Theogony 22-23) These Nymphs – called Muses – were the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Hesiod and his Muse

Date:

C1895

Artist:

Jacques Wagrez

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Photogravure

Image Size: 

215mm 
x 310mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hesiod and his Muse - Antique Print from 1895

Genuine antique
dated:

1895

Description:

On Mount Helicon, a rustic farmer named Hesiod was tending his sheep when some Nymphs who presided over a nearby oracular spring approached him, and &quottaught him a glorious song.&quot (Theogony 22-23) These Nymphs – called Muses – were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and Hesiod tells us that they were nine in number.

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