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Diana and her Nymphs: P.15112-R

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Current Location: In storage


Diana and her Nymphs


Printmaker: Ward, James
Publisher: Ward, James
Publisher: Ward, William
Painter: Rubens, Peter Paul (After)




After the painting by Rubens (and Workshop). (c.1615; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1959.190). Diana at the centre, wearing animal skins and a pearl band in her hair hung with a jewel in the shape of a cresent moon. A large hound wearing a collar decorated with stars and crescent moons rests its paw against her from the left. She holds a boar spear within the crook of her left arm. Two nymphs to the right with two further hounds. A numph who holds a quiver of arrows at the far left is being assaulted by a satyr, a second satyr emerging from the far left. Two game birds in flight at upper left.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich, 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


Production date: 1800-04-10 AD 1800


Mezzotint with etching. Published state with closed letters. Artists' names engraved in italics at lower left and right: 'Painted by Sir P.P Rubens.' and 'Engraved by Ja.s Ward. / Painter & Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales.' Title in closed letters: 'Diana and her Nymphs' and in italics below: 'From an Original Picture brought to this Country by Mr Bryan Esqr. and now in his Possession.' Publication line engraved in thick and thin, upper and lowercase open letters: 'LONDON. Pub. April 10 1800 by MESS.RS WARDS & Co. No. 6 Newman Street.'. Inscribed in graphite at lower right: '48'; 'Kerrich' and on the verso: '456'. P.12215-R is another lettered impression with differences in inscription. Neither is described in Frankau, although an old curatorial annotation records two impressions with different inscriptions. Another old curatorial note on an old mount relating to this print records it as '2nd state'. The British Museum has seven proofs, six are touched, progress proofs, the seventh, a finished proof (Ii,9.27) bears an inscription written by Ward which states that the plate was afterwards damaged by the printer. Ii,9.27

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15112-R
Primary reference Number: 240140
Frankau (Ward): 30
Chaloner Smith: undescribed
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 7
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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