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Plate 149: Hippolytus ab equis distractus (Hippolytus Torn Apart by His Horses)
  • 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 149: Hippolytus ab equis distractus (Hippolytus Torn Apart by His Horses), 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
  • 0000.1706.150
Description

Print depicting three horses pulling a chariot through rough waves in a large body of water. Two figures are falling forward, out of the chariot, and there is a horse-like animal with horns behind the chariot. There are mountains and clouds in the background, and a ray of light in the top right corner of the print.