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Plate 142: Romulus immortalitate donatur (Romulus Is Given Immortality)
  • 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 142: Romulus immortalitate donatur (Romulus Is Given Immortality), 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
  • 0000.1706.143
Description

Print depicting two figures on clouds in the top right corner of the print, and many figures crowded in the bottom of the composition. There is a band of astrological symbols in the top of the print, partially covered by clouds. There is a figure seated in a chair on the cloud, next to a large bird, and another man kneeling before him. There is a large crowd of figures in the bottom left corner of the print, some on horseback and holding long spears.