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Plate 111: Aesacus in mergum (Aesacus into a Diver-Bird)
  • 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 111: Aesacus in mergum (Aesacus into a Diver-Bird), 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
  • 0000.1706.112
Description

Print depicting figures in a landscape. There is a man in the bottom left corner of the print, running toward a figure who is lying face-down over a large rock in the center of the bottom of the print. There is a body of water in the right side of the print, and tall, rocky cliffs along the shoreline in the left side of the composition. In the background there is a figure falling off one of the cliffs, and there is another figure in the water.