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Plate 38: Venerus cum Marte adulterium (Venus' Adultery with Mars)
  • 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 38: Venerus cum Marte adulterium (Venus' Adultery with Mars), 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
  • 0000.1706.039
Description

Print depicting a couple in a bed and a group of figures on a cloud. The figures on the cloud are in the left side of the print, and they are gesturing towards the bed in the right side of the print. There is a figure in the top left corner of the print, from which radiates a bright light. There is a figure pulling back the curtains over the canopy bed to show the couple, and a putti is flying over this figure's head. There are dark clouds in the top and bottom left corners of the print.