Antique Print-MYTHOLOGY-JASON AND MEDEA-Lacroix-1878

Price: € 32,50

Subject: Plate: 'Jason engage sa foi a Medee. Tapisserie des gobelins, d'apres de Troy.' (Jason declaring his love to Medea on a Gobelin after de Troy.) Medea is a Colchian woman in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of the sun god Helios, and later wife to the hero Jason, with whom she had two children, Mermeros and Pheres. In Euripides's play Medea, Jason leaves Medea when Creon, king of Corinth, offers him his daughter, Glauce. The play tells about how Medea avenges her husband's betrayal.
Condition: Excellent given its age. General age related toning and occasional light staining / foxing. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original colour chromolithographs on a vellin type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 28 cm. The image size is ca. 12.5 x 20.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.3 x 11 inch. The image size is ca. 4.9 x 8.1 inch.
Part Number: 26149
Location: C149-01
Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'XVIIIme Siecle. Lettres Sciences et Arts. France 1700-1789.' (Science and art of France during the 18th c. until 1789).), by Paul Lacroix, published in Paris by Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1878.

Artists and Engravers: Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), French author and journalist. He is best known under his pseudonym of P.L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob. The lithograph is by Durin.