Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Salomon Gessner
    born: Zurich, Switzerland ; died: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Amyntas, 1773
  • Contes moraux et nouvelles idylles (Moral Tales and New Idylls)
  • Where object was made: Switzerland
  • etching, hand-touched with white lead, on tinted paper
  • Paper Type: blue-tinted wove on cream laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 345 x 532 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 464 x 650 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 9/16 x 20 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 11/16 x 25 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0172.05
Catalogue raisonné

Three figures wearing pseudo-classical costume sit in a densely-forested landscape. At right, a young woman (identified as Aminta) perched on a high bench speaks to a youth with a shepherd’s crook (identified as Mycon) and an older, bearded man (identified as Nicias), who are seated at center and left.