A Grecian Harvest-Home, or Thanksgiving to the Rural Deities, Ceres, Bacchus, etc.

Etching and engraving; unrecorded alternate third state of four | 41 x 50.3cm | Dated May 1, 1791, issued 1792

James Barry

Barry imagines an agrarian society modeled on Virgil’s Georgics, with Greek maidens and youths dancing at a harvest festival and a society that is in "a state of happiness, simplicity and fecundity." Details such as the wrestlers at left hint that co...
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