An image of Mazeppa and the wolves

James G S Lucas

(United Kingdom  – )

after Horace Vernet

(France 1789 – 1863)

Mazeppa and the wolves

Location
Not on display
Further information

The subject illustrates an episode from Lord Byron’s poem Mazeppa (1819). Mazeppa was a Ukrainian page who was punished for his illicit affair with a noblewoman by being tied naked to the back of a wild stallion and sent galloping across uninhabited plains and through dangerous forests.

Year
1831
Media
Print
Medium
mezzotint
Dimensions
35.0 x 44.5 cm frame
Credit
Gift of Professor Virginia Spate 2010
Accession number
78.2010
Provenance
Virginia Spate, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Professor Virginia Spate 2010