Semiramis at her dressing table.
Heinrich Friedrich Füger
* 1751 in Heilbronn † 1818 in Vienna
Etching in brown.
Size of sheet: 12.6 x 16 cm.
Literature: Andresen 14; Keil, p.406.
Excellent, fresh impression with wide margins.
In mythical Greek historiography Semiramis was the legendary queen of King Ninus, and succeeded him on the throne of Assyria. She appears in many plays and operas and is seen among the souls of the lustful in the Second Circle of Hell in Dante’s The Divine Comedy.