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Print, Leda and the Swan

This is a Print. It was designed by Bartholomäus Ignaz Weiss and print maker: Bartholomäus Ignaz Weiss. It is dated mid- 18th century and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

It is signed

Lettered lower right, in plate: Bartholomoeus Weis invente et Sculpit.

It is inscribed

Printed upper right, in plate: 28; Printed lower left, in plate: quam varias inducis amor pulcherrinme formas / nam modo sub Corvo, jam sub Olare places. / Te Ledam decepit olor candore nivali / Cypria sub tali fed nive flama I, atet.; Printed lower right, in plate: Der Schwann O Leda hat dein Schönes Aug. Betrogen, / Dass Feur Der Liebe kam im Schnee hier Aufgezogen.; Inscribed in graphite, lower center, in margin: 124

Cite this object as

Print, Leda and the Swan; Designed by Bartholomäus Ignaz Weiss (German, c. 1740–1814); Germany; etching and engraving on off-white laid paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-285-125

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