Reconnaissance par le Porcher - Pl. VIII from the "L'Odyssee" portfolio by Andre Masson

Reconnaissance par le Porcher - Pl. VIII from the LOdyssee portfolio by Andre Masson

Reconnaissance par le Porcher - Pl. VIII from the "L'Odyssee" portfolio

Andre Masson

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Title

Reconnaissance par le Porcher - Pl. VIII from the "L'Odyssee" portfolio

 
Artist

Andre Masson

  1896 - 1987 (biography)
Year
1977 /78 
Technique
etching and color aquatint 
Image Size
19 1/2 x 13 11/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
39 of 120  
Annotations
pencil editioned, lower left 
Reference
Cramer 111 
Paper
ivory Rives velin wove 
State
published 
Publisher
UNESCO World Heritage for the project to save the Acropolis 
Inventory ID
JPR117 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

Disguised as a beggar, Odysseus returns home to Ithaca and, at once, seeks out his faithful swineherd, Eumaeus, who offers the stranger nourishment. After a twenty-year absence, Odysseus is not recognized by the swineherd until he exposes a scar on his leg as identification. Eumaeus acknowledges his master and warns him of the dangerous suitors living in his palace, pursuing his wife Penelope, and pillaging the land. Odysseus and Eumaeus go to the palace where they are joined by Telemachus, son of Odysseus, and together they slay the suitors and the maids that laid with them.

In his image, Masson depicts Eumaeus seated causally with staff in hand in front of a standing beggar. His eyes are cast downward as if he is judging the man and the story being told him. In moments, Odysseus will identify himself and the demeanor of Eumaeus will change as he recognizes and welcomes his king.

 
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