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Plate 35: Tiirrheni navtae in delphinos (Tyrrhenian Sailors into Dolphins)
  • 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 35: Tiirrheni navtae in delphinos (Tyrrhenian Sailors into Dolphins), 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
  • 0000.1706.036
Description

Print depicting a ship at sea being attacked by large serpents. The ship is in the right side of the print, and several of the serpents are reaching their long bodies over the edge of the ship from the water. There are two large oars in the side of the ship, reaching into the water, and a large sail. The front of the ship is decorated with a scroll and an animal head carving. The figures in the ship are flailing their arms, and one man is jumping into the sea. There are other ships visible on the horizon and clouds in the background.