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Tantalus's Torment, from The Temple of the Muses

1733
18th Century
13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (34.9 x 24.8 cm)

Published by Zachariah Chatelain, Dutch, b. 18th Century
Bernard Picart, French, (1673–1733)

Object Type: PRINTS
Creation Place: Europe
Medium and Support: Etching and Engraving
Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided by Emily Rose Levy, '13
Accession Number: 16-G-3754
See the interpretive label written by Victoria Ketz, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Global Languages, Literatures, and Perspectives, for the exhibition Teaching and Learning in the Art Museum: La Salle University Faculty Selections in the online exhibition HERE.


Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:

After Tantalus steals food from the table of the Olympian gods, Zeus punishes him for his excessive greed. He is doomed to be eternally hungry and thirsty in the lowest regions of the Underworld. Here he stands in a pool of water yet is unable to drink from it, and he is within arm’s reach of a fruit-bearing tree but is unable to eat the fruit. His name is the source for the word “tantalize,” to tempt or tease without satisfaction.
Current Location: Storage : Works on Paper : 16x20 : 2.3.44

Exhibitions


- Teaching and Learning in the Art Museum: La Salle University Faculty Selections, La Salle University Art Museum, September 10 - December 14, 2018.
See the online exhibition HERE: http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/faculty_selections_2018/.

- Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints, Curated by Dr. Klare Scarborough and Dr. Susan Dixon, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017.

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