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Paris and Oenone

Accession Number
1961/2.55

Title
Paris and Oenone

Artist(s)
Willem Mieris

Object Creation Date
circa 1682-1747

Medium & Support
graphite on parchment

Dimensions
7 15/16 in. x 6 9/16 in. ( 20.1 cm x 16.7 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Schaeffer

Label copy
Van Mieris made three paintings showing the Trojan prince and shepherd Paris with the nymph Oenone in a landscape. Our drawing may be a preparatory study or copy of one of these. Its exquisitely soft effect comes from the artist's skillful handling of graphite and the way that this medium lies on the parchment.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
preparatory drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Oenone
Paris
dogs
hills
nudes
seated
trees

3 Related Resources

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(Part of 7 Learning Collections)
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