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Plate 56: Niobe cum filiis interimitur (Niobe Is Slain with Her 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 56: Niobe cum filiis interimitur (Niobe Is Slain with Her 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
  • 0000.1706.057
Description

Black line drawing of figures in a landscape. There are figures along the bottom running toward the right. There are two male figures in the top left quadrant. They each hold a bow in their left hand and are firing arrows. The one on the left has released his arrow and it is above the center of the image. The figure on the right is holding the arrow in his right hand. Both have pillars of smoke covering them below the waist. There are three figures at bottom center lying on the ground. There are figures fleeing behind and to the left and right of them. There is a figure at lower right with an arrow in his back.