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Plate 52: Arethusa ab Alpheo amata in fontem (Arethusa into a Fountain)
  • 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 52: Arethusa ab Alpheo amata in fontem (Arethusa into a Fountain), 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
  • 0000.1706.053
Description

Print depicting a nude male figure in the left side of the print, running toward a thick cloud of smoke, in which there is a nude female figure, whose hands are clasped to her chest, and she is looking upward toward a small figure seated in the clouds above her. There is a body of water and trees in the background.