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Story of Perseus and Andromeda

Story of Perseus and Andromeda

early 1500s
Location: not on view

Description

The Greek mythological story of Perseus and Andromeda is represented here as a quest for a maiden, read from right to left in three sections. At the upper right, Andromeda has been chained to a rock by her parents, at the lower right, as a sacrifice to a dragon sent by Poseidon, god of the sea. In the center on a millefleur (floral) ground, Perseus on horseback kills the dreaded dragon. Within the castle at the left, Perseus kneels before an altar, and at the far left, he marries Andromeda.
  • Sir Edgar Speyer, England; (P. W. French & Co., New York).
  • Milliken, William M. ""Perseus and Andromeda," a Gothic Tapestry in the John Huntington Collection." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 14, no. 3 (March 1927): 34-40. Mentioned and reproduced: 34-40 www.jstor.org
    Siple, Ella S. "A Late Gothic Tapestry at Cleveland." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 51, no. 293 (August 1927): 99-100. Mentioned: P. 99-100 www.jstor.org
    "A Gothic Tapestry." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 51, no. 294 (September 1927): 149-150. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 149-150 www.jstor.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1928. Reproduced: p. 24-25 archive.org
    Gibson, Katharine. The Goldsmith of Florence; A Book of Great Craftsmen. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. Reproduced: P. 3
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 186 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 72 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 72 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 82 archive.org
  • Gallery One 2012. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 12, 2012-March 5, 2017).
    The Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition: The Official Art Exhibit of the Great Lakes Exposition. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 26-October 4, 1936).
    Cleveland Museum of Art, "Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Official Art Exhibit of the Great Lakes Exposition" [June 26-Oct. 4, 1936].
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1927.487