Andromeda & Perseus [art original].

Andromeda & Perseus [art original].

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Northwood, John, 1836-1902.
[ca. 1860]
1 art original : graphite on paper ; 29 x 39 cm.
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Unit 14, Drawer 9
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Andromeda and Perseus
Handwritten on bottom of sheet: St. George & dragon
Perseus and Andromeda
Pencil sketch of 3 figures (left to right): woman, man on horse, dragon.
Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, King and Queen of Ethiopia. When she was chained to a rock for a monster to devour, she was saved by Perseus, who slew Medusa (From English cameo glass, by Ray and Lee Grover, p. 73).
Acquired by Dr. Leonard Rakow from Kenneth Northwood in June 1977. Acquired by the Rakow Library as part of the Estate of Juliette Rakow in 1992.
Published in John Northwood : his contribution to the Stourbridge flint glass industry, 1850-1902, by John Northwood II (Mark and Moodt, 1958, p. 47).
Published in Cameo glass : masterpieces from 2000 years of glassmaking, by Sidney Goldstein (CMOG, 1982, fig. 16. Caption is given as "Perseus and Andromeda").
Published in English cameo glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, by David Whitehouse (CMOG, 1994, fig. 14, p. 19).
Sent to Ariel Bullion Ecklund January 2015 for matting.
Drawing is labeled on the bottom of the actual sketch "Andromeda & Perseus", 12th 3d 187_.
"Design for first piece of cameo glass by J. Northwood, about 1867, a vase ([illegible])"--Handwritten on bottom of sheet.
CMGL has a similar drawing with 4 figures.
In Cameo glass : masterpieces from 2000 years of glassmaking, Sidney Goldstein gives the date as ca. 1860, when it was made to provide a design for a vase executed before the Elgin Vase was begun in 1864. In English cameo glass, by Ray and Lee Grover, it is stated that a vase "Saint George and the dragon" was made about 1860.