The Rising of the Pleiades
Howard, Henry (I); draughtsman; British, 1769-1847
a study for, or watercolour version of the painting formerly in the collection of Lord de Tabley (see Douglas Hall, 'The Tabley House Papers', 'Walpole Society', vol. XXXVIII, 1960-62, pp. 59-122)
pen and ink
laid paper; support
pen and ink and watercolour on laid paper
height, 169, mm
width, 226, mm
bought; 1991; Powney, Christopher
The drawing was acquired with an autograph note by Howard which reads: "1. Rising of the Pleiades / "Now from the height of their paternal mount / The Atlantic Sisters, in their wonted course / Prepare to join the starry Host of Heaven / Turning symphoniously their mighty hymn / To Jove, the best and greatest" / Price 200 Gs with frame". The note probably refers to the painting.
From the Biffen Fund.
; verso; graphite; And certain that shot madly from their spheres / To hear the sea maids' music -
Object Number: PD.187-1991
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 11548; input: 2000-09-01; modified: 2004-04-01)