Boreas and Oreithyia

Photographed by Francis Bedford (1816-1894)

Source: Newton, facing p.330


Towards the end of his archeological tour, Mary's husband Charles Newton, now with only a small workforce, excavated the remnants of a hydria or pitcher in the earth among the graves in ancient Damos, in Greece. Mary Newton drew this relief from it, and the drawing was subsequently photographed by the then up-and-coming lithographer and photographer Francis Bedford (see Hannavy 134). [Commentary continues below.]

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