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Plate 43: Athamas furens learchum filium interficit (Mad Athamas Kills His Son Learchus)
  • 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 43: Athamas furens learchum filium interficit (Mad Athamas Kills His Son Learchus), 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
  • 0000.1706.044
Description

Print depicting a male figure holding a child by the legs, over his head, and several figures standing at the top of a cliff. The man holding the child is in the left side of the print, and he has one foot on a large boulder in front of him. Three figures are standing on top of a cliff in the middle ground, and there is a figure standing just below the cliff. There are clouds in the sky in the left side of the print.