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Plate 100: Orpheus a Bacchis mulieribus interficitur (Orpheus Is Slain by Female Bacchantes)
  • 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 100: Orpheus a Bacchis mulieribus interficitur (Orpheus Is Slain by Female Bacchantes), 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
  • 0000.1706.101
Description

Print depicting figures in a landscape setting. There are several figures in the foreground, in the right side of the print, chasing a man holding a harp in the left side of the print. The man is wearing loose robes and a wreath around his head. The figures chasing him are holding large sticks and rocks, and there are hills in the background. There is a large tree in the left side of the print.