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Johann Wilhelm Baur (1607-1640) - Peleus and Thetis disguised as a swan - 1641

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Johann Wilhelm Baur (1607-1640) - Peleus and Thetis disguised as a swan - 1641

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Etching from Ovid's Metamorphoses

Technique: Etching
Year: 17th century
Condition: In good condition
Title of artwork: Peleus and Thetis disguised as a swan - 1641
Signature: signed lower left
Artist: Johann Wilhelm Baur (1607-1640)
Sold with frame: No
Total dimensions (in cm): 20 x 32 cm
Picture size (in cm): 12,70 x 20 cm

An excellent impression in good condition, full plate border and wide margins.

Peleus and Thetis; on the shores of the sea, under a tree at right, Peleus embraces the sea-nymph Thetis, here disguised as a bird, with his arms; at left, the bay, where a sea-god converses with another figure; beyond, mountains and clouds. 1641
Etching made by: Johann Wilhelm Baur

Signed in the lower left margin: 'WBa fe:'; numbered in the lower right margin.

Referentie: Hollstein 12.I
Bonnefoit 1997 R.223

Made in 1639 and published in 1641. For more info on the important place of this work in Ovidius print history see on the website of the 'University of Virginia':

Johann Wilhelm Baur (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; German; 1607 - 1642)
Painter and etcher, born and trained in Strasbourg. To Rome 1630; then to Vienna 1637 to his death 1642.
Régine Bonnefoit, 'JWB, ein Wegbereiter der barocken Kunst in Deutschland', Tübingen 1997 (catalogue of works by and after)
Anny-Claire Haus and R. Bonnefois, 'Johann Wilhelm Baur 1607-1642: Maniérisme et baroque en Europe', Strasbourg, Palais Rohan, Galerie Robert Heitz, 1998.


Feedback score: 99.5%
Reviews given: 1906
Member since: March 29, 2014
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    Envoi rapide et conforme. Merci
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    Mgiai April 20, 2018

  • Excelent, as usual.

    galdocris April 18, 2018

  • two good etchings: the draftman in front of a coastal landscape by Claude Gellée and the hurdy-gurdy player by Joris van Vliet

    user-8ea1bc1 April 17, 2018

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    Thank you ! The item is a interesting way to see a human body (17th c.).
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    Ceren April 17, 2018

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    cental8 April 16, 2018

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