The Three Statues of Aegina
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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