Cloy, "Golden Rain – Nocturne" (ca. 1868) – Front Cover (Detail)
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
From the Collection of the Blogger