Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Plate 114: Cygnus ab Achille suffocatus (Cygnus Smothered by Achilles)
  • 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 114: Cygnus ab Achille suffocatus (Cygnus Smothered by Achilles), 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
  • 0000.1706.115
Description

Image of soldiers in battle. There is a soldier on a horse in the bottom left quadrant with an upraised sword. Another man on the ground is grabbing the reigns of the horse and holds a sword in his hand. There is another horse next to it. Behind them are many men holding lances which point to the top left corner. In the center of the foreground are two soldiers with round shields, capes, and hermits with feather plumes fighting. In the bottom right quadrant is a man pulling the reigns on two horses. Behind him is a person holding a flag which points to the top right corner. There is a dead horse in the bottom right corner.