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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1919,0616.28

  • Description

    Apollo and Marsyas and the Judgement of Midas; reverse copy after Melchior Meier (Hollstein 7); Apollo at centre, holding a flaying knife in his left hand and the skin of Marsyas in his right hand; the flayed Marsyas hanging from a tree at right; Midas with the ears of an ass kneeling at left; satyrs and soldiers in background. Etching
    Watermark: fleur de lys on a shield crowned (cf Briquet 7210)

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1581-1620
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 232 millimetres
    • Width: 313 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered on a tablet at upper right: '1536/ MF'.
  • Curator's comments

    BM also has the second state of Meier's engraving, see 1925,1215.118.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 7.II (Copy) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1919

  • Acquisition notes

    1919,0616.1 to 133 were all purchased from Captain Spencer-Churchill at Northwick Park through his solicitors, Messrs Johnson, Raymond-Barker Co, for a total of £655. The collection had been formed by John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick in the 1820s, and had descended to Captain Spencer-Churchill. The earlier provenance of many of the prints is recorded in individual catalogue records.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1919,0616.28

Apollo and Marsyas and the Judgement of Midas; reverse copy after Melchior Meier (Hollstein 7); Apollo at centre, holding a flaying knife in his l hand and the skin of Marsyas in his r hand; the flayed Marsyas hanging from a tree at r; Midas with the ears of an ass kneeling at l; satyrs and soldiers in background.    Etching

Apollo and Marsyas and the Judgement of Midas; reverse copy after Melchior Meier (Hollstein 7); Apollo at centre, holding a flaying knife in his l hand and the skin of Marsyas in his r hand; the flayed Marsyas hanging from a tree at r; Midas with the ears of an ass kneeling at l; satyrs and soldiers in background. Etching

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