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Plate 36: Pyramus et Thysbe (Pyramus and Thisbe)
  • 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 36: Pyramus et Thysbe (Pyramus and Thisbe), 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
  • 0000.1706.037
Description

Print depicting a lion drinking from a fountain and a woman running away. The woman is running toward the right side of the print, and she is wearing a long, flowing robe. There is a piece of fabric on the ground behind her, and a lion is resting its paws on the front edge of a fountain, leaning over to take a drink. There is a potted plant in the background, next to the fountain. There is a tree along the left side of the print, and there are many trees in the background.