Daedalus and Icarus


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat (H x W): 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 10.2 × 15.6cm (4 in. × 6 1/8 in.)

Physical Description

Uncolored etching of a scene from the classical myth of Daedalus and Icarus. Image shows Icarus falling from the sky after flying too close to the sun. Daedalus is flying towards Icarus, trying to catch him. Other figures in a boat and on land are reaching towards Daedalus and Icarus in concern.


ART-Prints, Original

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