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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Hébé' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865051

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A photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was created around 1849. The image depicts the ancient Greek goddess Hebe in full-length, semi-draped and leaning against a cloud. She holds a chalice in right hand and an ewer in left hand, whilst gazing at an eagle (Jupiter) that perches on top of a cloud, to the right.

Ary Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Jupiter (myth)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Birds of prey
              • Eagles