Etching from Ovid's Metamorphoses
|Condition:||In good condition|
|Title of artwork:||The deification of Aeneas / Ovid's Metamorphoses|
|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.
The deification of Aeneas; Aeneas is seated on a rock in the sea, his head bowed down, his armour laid out behind him; the river god Numicus lays his heads on Aeneas' head, cleansing him of all his mortal parts to make him into a god; above the, at right, Venus is seated on her chariot watching over her son; her chariot is led by two doves; at left, beyond, the sea, and ships in the far distance; above, the gods are assembled above the clouds looking out onto the scene. 1641
Etching made by: Johann Wilhelm Baur
Referentie: Hollstein 12.I
Bonnefoit 1997 R.260
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': http://ovid.lib.virginia.edu/tempestabaurnew.html
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', exh.cat. Strasbourg, Palais Rohan, Galerie Robert Heitz, 1998.
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|Member since:||March 29, 2014|
Early etching of dwarf brandishing two swords of J.Callot Gobbi + Large print of Europa Rape by Claude Gellee.
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