Moses Haughton (Artist) Henry Fuseli (After)

Jason stealing the Golden Fleece

Jason stealing the Golden Fleece by Moses Haughton, Henry Fuseli

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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.

Title
Jason stealing the Golden Fleece
Artist/creator
Production date
1806
Medium
stipple engraving
Dimensions
233 x 168 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Peter Tomory Collection, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/30/64
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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