The Fall of Icarus

Hippolyte Ferrat, French, 1822 - 1882

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1849

Medium:
Bronze

Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 154, European Art 1850-1900, first floor (Annenberg Galleries)

Accession Number:
1918-102

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Albert P. Brubaker for the Frederick J. Kimball and Helen Kimball Grafflin Memorial Collection, 1918

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Label:
According to Greek mythology, Daedalus built wax and feather wings so that he and his son, Icarus, could escape from King Minos on Crete. Disregarding his father's warning, Icarus melted his wings by flying too close to the sun and fell to his death.


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