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Plate 42: Athamas et Ino ad furorem incitantur (Athamas and Ino Are Driven Insane)
  • 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 42: Athamas et Ino ad furorem incitantur (Athamas and Ino Are Driven Insane), 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
  • 0000.1706.043
Description

Print depicting several figures in an interior. Two figures are in the foreground, a woman seated in a chair, which is tipping over backwards, and a man is standing behind the woman, holding a short staff into the air with his proper left hand. Both figures are wearing long, flowing robes and capes. There is a nude female figure in the top of the print, kneeling on a cloud and preparing to throw something at the two figures on the ground. There are two shadowy figures in the background, in the right side of the print, standing in a doorway. There is a small dog, standing on its hind legs, in the bottom right corner of the print.