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Plate 2: Animantibus habitendi locus assignatur (Living Creatures Allotted Their Places)
  • 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 2: Animantibus habitendi locus assignatur (Living Creatures Allotted Their Places), 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
  • 0000.1706.003
Description

Print depicting two figures and many animals. The figures are standing in the left side of the print, and there is a horse and lion in the left edge of the composition. There is a burst of clouds in the center of the print, and a flock of birds above the clouds. There are many animals in the bottom right corner of the print, including cows, rabbits, bears, snakes, camels, and horses. There is a tree in the left side of the print, the branches of which fill the top left corner of the print.