The Three Statues of Aegina

Frederick Sandys


Wood engraving by Joseph Swain

5 x 3¼ inches

Illustration for Once a Week, 26 October 1861, p.491.

This illustration for a poem by Walter Thornbury represents the moment when Pluto is taking Chiron to the Underworld. The sculptor is shown as a distinguished elderly man, surrounded by an aura; Pluto is in the process of placing his cloak around him; and Cerberus can be glimpsed in the bottom left [continued below].

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