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Title

Mazeppa and the wolves

1831


Artists

James G S Lucas

United Kingdom

after Horace Vernet

France

1789 - 1863


About

The subject illustrates an episode from Lord Byron’s poem Mazeppa (1819). Mazeppa was a Ukrainian page who was punished for his illicit affair with a noblewoman by being tied naked to the back of a wild stallion and sent galloping across uninhabited plains and through dangerous forests.


Details


Date

1831


Media category

Print


Materials used

mezzotint


Dimensions

35.0 x 44.5 cm frame


Credit

Gift of Professor Virginia Spate 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

78.2010


Artist information

James G S Lucas

Works in the collection

8

Artist information

after Horace Vernet

Works in the collection

3


Provenance


Virginia Spate, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Professor Virginia Spate 2010


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, Mazeppa. Variations sur un theme romantique, 1978. cat.no.6