Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Salomon Gessner
    born: Zurich, Switzerland ; died: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Thyrsis, 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: 474 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
  • 2009.0172.06
Catalogue raisonné

A woman in pseudo-classical costume holding a basket of flowers looks down at a similarly-dressed young man, who stands in a ditch or on the downward slope of steep hill. The woman stands on a path that leads to a gate to a densely-wooded garden.