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Plate 1: Elementorm distributio (Distribution of the Elements)
  • Johann Wilhelm Baur
    1607–1642
    born: Strasbourg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Vienna, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Austria) ; active: present-day Italy, Archduch
  • Plate 1: Elementorm distributio (Distribution of the Elements), 1639–1641
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 135 x 210 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1706.002
Description

Print depicting a man kneeling on a cloud in the center of the print. A sun is shining in the top left corner of the print, and there is a crescent moon in the top right corner. The man on the cloud is turning to look toward the moon, and there are clouds surrounding the sun and moon. There is a large body of water below the man, in which there are rough waves.