The Education of Achilles

Description
The centaur Chiron teaches the young Achilles to shoot with a bow and arrow, based on a painting in the royal collection that became part of the public museum of the Louvre after the French Revolution. Reproductive prints were intended to broaden access to these artworks, part of an organized effort to "engrave the museum" after the royal collections were nationalized.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
engraving
print
date made
1798
graphic artist
Bervic, Charles-Clement
original artist
Regnault, Jean Baptiste
printer
Ramboz
publisher; engraver
Bervic, Charles-Clement
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 54.5 cm x 35.8 cm; 21 15/32 in x 14 3/32 in
support: 62.2 cm x 51.9 cm; 24 1/2 in x 20 7/16 in
place made
France
ID Number
1978.0534.11
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.11
subject
Art
Archery
Mythology
Achilles
Education
Marsh Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Marsh Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Marsh Collection

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