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Plate 84: Nessus centaurus fagitta traiectus (Centaur Nessus Shot with an Arrow)
  • 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 84: Nessus centaurus fagitta traiectus (Centaur Nessus Shot with an Arrow), 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
  • 0000.1706.085
Description

Print depicting a man riding a horse through water, and holding a woman, who is holding her arms into the air above her head. There is a man in the foreground, standing on the shoreline and aiming at the man on horseback with a bow and arrow. There are two figures in the background, in the left side of the print. One figure has just fallen off the edge of a cliff, and the other figure is standing on the edge with his arms in front of his body, reaching outward. There are trees throughout the background.