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Calypso Trying to Detain Ulysses
  • Giulio Bonasone
    circa 1510–after 1576
    born: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: Papal States (present-day Italy)
  • Calypso Trying to Detain Ulysses, mid 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 302 x 216 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 7/8 x 8 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0081
Catalogue raisonné

Two nude figures (identified as Ulysses and Calypso) recline on blankets laid on rocks. To the left a cupid covers his eyes with his right arm. In the lower right foreground a young man attends to Ulysses' armor. In the upper right sky is a falling male figure (identified as Mercury).