Danae in the Brazen Chamber
Date: 1866 (?)
Medium: Wood engraving
Dimensions: composition: 6 15/16 × 4 1/2 in. (17.6 × 11.4 cm) sheet: 10 1/16 × 8 in. (25.6 × 20.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Danae," by Algernon Charles Swinburne, in The Century Guild Hobby Horse, vol. 14, 1888, p. 47.
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-151.1
About: Danae was the mythological princess who was locked in a tower by her father in an attempt to circumvent the prophecy that she would be the cause of his death. The image was considered too risqué for publication because of the inclusion of the nude male figure in the embroidery. It was not until many years after its creation that it appeared in a more liberal publication, Hobby Horse, in 1888.
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