About this artwork
This colorful drawing features the amorous pair of Jupiter and Mnemosyne, goddess of memory. According to the Roman version of the Greek myth, the two gods’ courtship gave rise to the birth of the nine muses. De Wit sets the title figures in a pastoral scene replete with an infant shepherd, distant mountains, and loyal hounds.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jacob de Wit
- Jupiter and Mnemosyne
- Flanders (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1733
- Pen and brown and black ink and brush and brown and gray wash, with watercolor, heightened with white gouache, over traces of graphite on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "JDewit / 1733"
- 44.9 × 31 cm (17 11/16 × 12 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection