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Plate 49: Venus, Cupido, Pluto (Venus, Cupid, and Pluto)
  • 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 49: Venus, Cupido, Pluto (Venus, Cupid, and Pluto), 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
  • 0000.1706.050
Description

Prints depicting figures in a landscape setting, in a body of water. There are four horses pulling a chariot, carrying a man. The man is wearing a crown and holding a trident in his proper left hand. There is a small putto in the right side of the print, standing on a cloud and holding a bow and arrow, aiming it at the man. There is a female figure standing behind it on the cloud, wearing a long, flowing robe. There are mountains in the background in the left side of the print.