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Plate 92: Orpheus cythara ludens (Orpheus Playing the Lyre)
  • 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 92: Orpheus cythara ludens (Orpheus Playing the Lyre), 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
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in matted with 0000.1706.031
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1706.093
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Print depicting a man seated on a mound in the center of the composition, playing a harp. There are animals surrounding the harp player, and trees throughout the background.