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Plate 75: Daedalus et Icarus (Daedalus and Icarus)
  • 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 75: Daedalus et Icarus (Daedalus and Icarus), 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
  • 0000.1706.076
Description

Print depicting a winged man flying above a landscape scene. There is a man in the background, falling head-first from the sky, in the top of the print. There are many clouds in the sky, and in the background there is a large body of water, with ships in the sea, and mountains surrounding the water. The sun is in the top of the print, shining downward.