Moses Haughton (Artist), Henry Fuseli (After)

Jason stealing the Golden Fleece

Jason stealing the Golden Fleece by Moses Haughton, Henry Fuseli

Artwork Detail

The Greek Argonauts, led by Jason, have come to Colchis to win the legendary Golden Fleece, the skin of a golden ram which hangs in a sacred grove guarded by a dragon. Jason will be helped by the sorceress Medea, daughter of the king. She is shown administering a sleeping potion to the dragon, accompanied by the soothing music of Orpheus’ harp. Pursued by Medea’s father and his followers, the heroes then flee in the Argo, eventually circling the known world and seeing all its wonders on their journey.

Jason stealing the Golden Fleece
Moses Haughton, Henry Fuseli
Production date
stipple engraving
233 x 168 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Peter Tomory Collection, purchased 2004
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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