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Lake Avernus: Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl

J. M. W. Turnerbetween 1814 and 1815

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT, United States

Details

  • Title: Lake Avernus: Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
  • Creator: Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
  • Date Created: between 1814 and 1815
  • Physical Dimensions: 28 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches (71.8 x 97.2 cm) Frame: 36 1/2 x 47 x 3 inches (92.7 x 119.4 x 7.6 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: the arrival of Aeneas at Cumae, where they consult Deiphobe, the Cumaean Sibyl, who foretells of Aeneas' wars in Latium, religious and mythological subject, mountains, hills, castle, ruins, lake, city, armor, mythology, darkness, Roman, men, woman, soldiers, relief, landscape, costume, shield, Aeneas' visit to the underworld
  • External Link: See this work of art on the Yale Center for British Art website
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Repository Name: Yale Center for British Art
  • Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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