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Plate 93: Cyparissus puer in arborem (The Boy Cyparissus into a Tree)
  • 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 93: Cyparissus puer in arborem (The Boy Cyparissus into a Tree), 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
  • 0000.1706.094
Description

Print depicting an animal lying on the ground in the center of the foreground. There is an arrow and trail of blood in the side of the animal. A figure is standing behind the animal, and tree limbs are growing from the head and hands of the figure. There is another figure standing in the right side of the print, who is standing on several small clouds, and holding a harp. This figure is extending one hand toward the animal.