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Niobe
The Trustees of the British Museum
William Pengree Sherlock after Wilson
Niobe
c.1820 (undated)
Lithograph on chine collé
185 x 255 mm
7 1/4 x 10 in.
1878,0511.623
E65
Niobe is standing in a clearing below the rocks in an overcast landscape, her arm around her youngest daughter. Apollo draws his bow to strike down another of the children, eight of whom are grouped near their mother, dead, grieving and dying, while a ninth tries, in vain, to flee on horseback across a bridge to the right
Bought from Thomas Way, Lithographic Printing Office, 21 Wellington Street, Strand, London, 1878
Lettered below the image with title, production detail: 'R. Wilson, R.A. pinxt', 'W. P. Sherlock Fecit.' and publication line: 'London, Published by R. Ackermann, 96, Strand | Printed by Lefevre & Co'
D355 Recumbent Male Nude (Figure Study for Niobe), National Museum Wales, Cardiff
P90 The Destruction of the Children of Niobe, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
A pair to or in the same series as E66 Phaeton. The lithographic printer L.M. Lefevre was based at 52 Newman Street, London 1833-35. Before that he was in partnership with William Kohler.