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Plate 101: Optio Midae (Midas' Wish)
  • 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 101: Optio Midae (Midas' Wish), 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
  • 0000.1706.102
Description

Figures in a landscape. There is a group of figures in the center. There is an obese man on a donkey being supported by a man on either side. There is another man pushing the donkey and other figures behind him. There is another man being supported with a man on either side to the left. In the bottom right corner three men wearing hats or turbans look at a man to their left who gestures with an open hand to the obese man. There are trees in the background and clouds in the top right quadrant.