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Plate 109: Descripto domus somni (Description of the House of Sleep)
  • 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 109: Descripto domus somni (Description of the House of Sleep), 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
  • 0000.1706.110
Description

Print depicting several figures in a rocky cave. There is an old man lying down, surrounded by small figures, and a female figure is reaching forward toward his head. There is a rainbow of light extending from the top of the print to the man's head. There are rocky cliffs in the background.