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Johann Wilhelm Baur (1607-1640) - Abduction of Hecuba + Scylla's transformation

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Etching - Not signed

Technique: Etching
Year: 1600-1649
Condition: In good condition
Title of artwork: Abduction of Hecuba + Scylla's transformation
Signature: Not signed
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

In good condition, full plate border and wide margins.
Top right margin defected.

The abduction of Hecuba; at right, the keel of an ornate ship, in which the heads of soldiers and their spears can be glimpsed; in the central foreground, a boat, on which Odysseus stands, holding a shield; two other soldiers accompany him; one rowing with an oar, the other leaning against the edge of the boat with his foot, seen from behind; at left, Hecuba unwillingly caught by five soldiers, with her arms raised above her head, being carried onto at boat; beyond, at left, buildings on fire, from which smoke rises into the sky. 1641
Etching made by: Johann Wilhelm Baur
Referentie: Hollstein 12.I
Bonnefoit 1997 R.239

Scylla's transformation; in the centre, Scylla is in the sea, the water up to her waist, seen from behind; she is surrounded by five sea-monsters ressembling hounds; to the right, a large rocky promontory; beyond, in the centre the goddess Circe, in miniature, with a trail of clouds above her; at far right, a volcano; on the far left, Glaucus is seen with arms outstretched; behind him, rocky mountains. 1641
Etching made by: Johann Wilhelm Baur
Referentie: Hollstein 12.I
Bonnefoit 1997 R.250

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.


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