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Antique Goupil & Cie. photogravure art print from the picture by Charles Edward De Beaumont.
Printed on mid-weight ivory colored stock. Reverse side is blank.
Title: Perseus and Andromeda
Publication: The Masterpieces of French Art
Publication Year: 1883
Approximate Page Size (in inches): 11 x 14
Approximate Image Size (in inches): 5 x 10
Condition: Very nice, clean condition. Some minimal foxing in margin area. Atticpaper.com watermark does not appear on actual print.
Fabled in Greek mythology, Andromeda was the daughter of Cephus, King of Libya. who boasted that she was fairer than the daughters of Nereus.
Nereus, in revenge for this, requested King Poseidon to make the Libyan plains into a sea, which he did, till only the hills remained above them; and a mighty monster came forth and devoured all the fruits of the land, while Andromeda was fastened to a desolate rock, and each day the monster came nearer to her as the waters rose.
But, Perseus, the son of Zeus and Danae, after having cut off the head of Medusa by the aid of Hermes and Minerva, among other adventures, slew the monster, rescued Andromeda, and married her.
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