Pluto a.k.a. "Proserpine and Pluto" by Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

Pluto  a.k.a. Proserpine and Pluto by Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

Pluto a.k.a. "Proserpine and Pluto"

Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

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Title

Pluto a.k.a. "Proserpine and Pluto"

 
Artist
Year
1953  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
8 5/8 x 6 1/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
2-20 
Annotations
titled in pencil and editioned 
Reference
illustration for "The Age of Fable: or Stories of Gods and Heros" by Thomas Bulfinch, published by Heritage Press or Limted Editions Club in 1958; Georgetown University 1959, brochure no. 3 
Paper
ivory wove Rives with watermark 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
23757 
Price
$400.00 
Description

A lithograph done by Joseph Mugnaini in 1953, working with the California Master Printer, lithographer Lynton Kistler. From a series of mythological themes done in editions of 20. This impression is accompanied by an 'authentication' from Kistler and signed by Mugnaini.

Mugnaini began his long-time collaboration with author Ray Bradbury in 1952, during which time he interpreted and illustrated many of Bradbury's books, including "Fahrenheit 451" through the "Martian Chronicles".

Proserpine (Proserpina) was the daughter of Zeus (Jupiter, chief god), and the daughter of Demeter (Ceres), the goddess of agriculture. Pluto complained to Zeus that he alone was without a wife and Zeus, without the consent of Proserpine, gave his daughter to Pluto. In this image, the dark-winged Pluto races his chariot toward the abyss of the underworld while holding onto the abducted and clearly distraught Proserpine.

 

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