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Plate 45: Perseus Andromadam liberat (Perseus Freeing Andromeda)
  • 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 45: Perseus Andromadam liberat (Perseus Freeing Andromeda), 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
  • 0000.1706.046
Description

Print depicting a man fighting a dragon in a body of water, while a woman is chained to the side of a large boulder. The woman is in the left side of the print, and her wrists and ankles are chained to the side of the boulder. She is nude, and turning her head to look at a man flying in the air and holding a sword and shield. He is wearing a cape and he has wings on his ankles. There is a large dragon in the bottom right corner of the print, and it is blowing smoke out of its nostrils. There are figures standing on the side of a cliff in the background and watching.