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Plate 44: Atlas in montem fui nominis conuerfus (Atlas is Turned into the Mountain of that Name)
  • 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 44: Atlas in montem fui nominis conuerfus (Atlas is Turned into the Mountain of that Name), 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
  • 0000.1706.045
Description

Print depicting a landscape scene, there is a mountain in the left side of the print, and the shape of a giant man is coming out of the front of this mountain. There is a much smaller man in the right side of the print, standing in the shadow that is cast by the mountain. He is holding something in his proper right hand, and a sword in his left hand. There are clouds in the background.