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June 28, 2013

Cloy, "Golden Rain – Nocturne" (ca. 1868) – Front Cover (Detail)

by mlmitche


Cloy seems to have been a pseudonym of F. W. Messe.

The title and the cover illustration (by J. H. Bufford) refer to the myth of Zeus assuming the form of a golden rain in order to impregnate Danaë. In no other representation of this scene known to the blogger, however, does Danaë’s attendant have horns.

Sheet Music Published by Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston

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