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Plate 31: Semele in concubitu Iovis occiditur (Semele is Killed in Jupiter's Embrace)
  • 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 31: Semele in concubitu Iovis occiditur (Semele is Killed in Jupiter's Embrace), 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
  • 0000.1706.032
Description

Print depicting a nude man flying in the sky over a bright oval, in the top left corner of the print, and a nude woman sleeping on a cloud in the bottom right corner of the print. There are clouds in the background, and light is radiating from behind the oval over which the man is flying. He is wearing a cape and holding a small staff in his proper right hand and a piece of fabric in his left hand.