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Richard Cook RA, Ceres refusing to be consoled by Iris

Ceres refusing to be consoled by Iris, 1816

Richard Cook RA (1784 - 1857)

RA Collection: Art

When exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1816, this painting was accompanied by the following lines from Homer's Hymn to Ceres:

"Iris in vain her soothing words address'd
The Goddess yields not to her kind request"

Object details

Title
Ceres refusing to be consoled by Iris
Artist/designer
Richard Cook RA (1784 - 1857)
Date
1816
Object type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions

1095 mm x 851 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/490
Acquisition
Diploma Work given by Richard Cook RA accepted 1822

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