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Plate 78: Meleagri interitus (Meleager's Death)
  • 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 78: Meleagri interitus (Meleager's Death), 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
  • 0000.1706.079
Description

Print depicting a woman holding a stick into a fire, in the right side of the print. In the sky in the top left corner of the print, there is a figure sliding down a cloud, holding a smaller figure and a sword. On the ground in the left side of the print, there is a group of figures surrounding a large fire, from which a large cloud of smoke floats into the air. There is a building throughout the background, in the right side of the print.