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Apollo and the Seasons
The Trustees of the British Museum
William Woollett (1735-1785) and Benjamin Thomas Pouncy after Wilson and John Hamilton Mortimer
Apollo and the Seasons
Published 1 December 1779
Etching and engraving
444 x 552 mm
17 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.
1875,0710.3764
E47A
To the left the god Apollo plays his lyre on Mount Olympus, raising his right hand towards the Seasons or Horae, four female figures who dance in a circle in the centre. Two putti sit blowing bubbles nearby. In a landscape with an overgrown temple and framing tree to the right, an extensive river or lake is the dominant feature, with mountains in the background and a square tower on the left bank in the middle distance.
Lettered below the image:
[1] 'Landskip Painted by R. Wilson, Figures by Mr. Mortimer.'
[2] 'Engraved by W. Woollett & B Pouncy.'
[3] 'Engraved from an Original Picture, Painted by R. Wilson and J. Mortimer.
[4] ' LONDON. Printed for R. SAYER & J. BENNETT, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 1st. December 1779'
E24 Richard Earlom and Robert Sayer after Wilson, Apollo and the Nymphs, Royal Academy of Arts, London
E24A Richard Earlom and Robert Sayer after Wilson, Apollo and the Nymphs, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
E24B Richard Earlom and Robert Sayer after Wilson, Apollo and the Nymphs, The British Museum
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P164 Apollo and the Seasons, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
P164A Apollo and the Seasons, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Edwards 1808, p. 88; Fagan 1885, p. 44, cat. XCVI, 4th State; WGC, pp. 93-94, 96, 167, pl. 26a (version 2); Wilson and Europe 2014, pp. 133-36, fig. 113
09/02/2017