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Plate 50: Pluto rapit Proserpinam (Pluto's Rape of Proserpina)
  • 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 50: Pluto rapit Proserpinam (Pluto's Rape of Proserpina), 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
  • 0000.1706.051

Print depicting a man and woman seated in a carriage, in the right side of the print. There are four horses leading the carriage, which is floating on clouds, and there is a female figure standing in tall grass in the bottom left corner of the print.