A Katabathra of Lake Copais by Edward Dodwell

Illustrates - evidence of nature in support of Greek myths: 'katabathra' were underground rivers and caverns, some of which were said to have been opened/blocked by Hercules.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
33 x 45 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £14,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Martyn Gregory Gallery

Shows cave from the inside looking out.

Provenance

Descendant of the artist's sister; sale, Ritchies, Toronto, 3 Dec 1996, lot 183, est. $2,000-$3,000 (Cdn), bt. Martyn Gregory, London, for $16,000 (Cdn).

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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