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The Children of Niobe Killed by Diana
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The Children of Niobe Killed by Diana


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This drawing is thought to depict a Greek myth: Niobe, the queen of Thebes, had fourteen children-seven sons and seven daughters. She made the tragic error of mocking the goddess Leto, mother of only two offspring, Apollo (god of prophecy and music) and Diana or Artemis (chaste goddess of the wilderness). To avenge the insult to their mother, Diana slaughtered Niobe's daughters, while Apollo killed the sons.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Examinationexamined for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance Joseph F. McCrindle (1923-2008), New York, #A0316; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, New York, 2008, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Inscriptions Stamped: E.D at upper right
Credit Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009

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Period
n.d.
Medium
graphite on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2786
Measurements
H: 5 1/4 x W: 9 1/4 in. (13.34 x 23.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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