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Plate 66: Medea fuos occidit liberos (Medea Kills Her Own Children)
  • 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 66: Medea fuos occidit liberos (Medea Kills Her Own Children), 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
  • 0000.1706.067
Description

Print depicting several men in an interior. There is a large cloud in the right side of the print, in which there is a woman who is nude above the waist, and wearing a long, flowing skirt. There are two figures in the background who are running through a doorway, toward the cloud. There are two men seated in chairs in the foreground and wearing uniforms with helmets and capes. There is a small dog on the floor between the two men, and there are several other men in the background, wearing similar uniforms. The man seated in the chair in the center of the composition is taking a drink from a large container.