Cephalus and Procris

Various artists/makers

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According to myth, the hunter Cephalus rose before dawn each day and, on one tragic morning, accidentally killed his wife with the spear she had given him. A lively application of wash and opaque white suffuses the scene with a soft light, as if darkness has just faded into day.

Cephalus and Procris, Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white over black chalk

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