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Plate 3: Aetas aurea (The Golden Age)
  • 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 3: Aetas aurea (The Golden Age), 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
  • 0000.1706.004
Description

Print depicting two nude woman and three children lying on a mound, watching two men. One of the men is pulling branches from a tree, and the other man is seated in the right side of the print, watching. There are two cats in the foreground, seated in front of the women, in the bottom center of the print. There are many different types of animals in the bottom left corner of the print. There is a flock of birds in the left side of the print, and trees throughout the background in the right side of the print.