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Plate 91: Orpheus ad inferos descendit (Orpheus Descends to the Underworld)
  • 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 91: Orpheus ad inferos descendit (Orpheus Descends to the Underworld), 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
  • 0000.1706.092
Description

Print depicting a man standing in the right side of the print, wearing a cape, and looking back over his shoulder toward a tunnel formed in dark clouds. At the end of the tunnel, there is are several figures, some with tails and wings. There are many figures in the left side of the print, some with wings.