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Plate 54: Lyncus in lyncem (Lyncus into a Lynx)
  • Johann Wilhelm Baur
    born: Strasbourg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Vienna, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Austria) ; active: present-day Italy, Archduch
  • Plate 54: Lyncus in lyncem (Lyncus into a Lynx), 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
  • 0000.1706.055

Monochromatic image of figures in a landscape. There is a woman at bottom right. She is in a white robe and skirt. The top of her robe is very tight over her breasts and stomach. She wears a small crown on top of her head. Her left hand is holding a tree branch and her right hand is raised, palm out, facing left. There are trees along the right side of the composition. There is a bird-like creature at bottom left. It has a bird head and outstretched feathery arms. It has one human leg and one bird leg. There is a plume of smoke along the left side. There are small figures in the distance above the creature and smoke in the background.