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Ovid's Metamorphoses

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  • Title (series)

    • Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Description

    Plate 111: Aesacus and Hesperia; on a sea shore at centre, the nymph Hesperia lies dying on the ground, face down, a poisonous snake at her feet; to the left, Aesacus runs towards her, with arms outstretched, holding a bow in his right hand; beyond, the prefiguration of Aesacus plunging into the sea from a cliff can be seen; the bird below him represents his transformation by Tethys, the figure submerged in water with her arms outstretched; further beyond, the sea, with a rocky island and a coastline; at left, rocks and a tree. 1641



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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1641
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 130 millimetres
    • Width: 207 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Not signed; numbered in the lower right margin.
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the series, see 2AA*,a.31.1

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 12.I bibliographic details
    • Bonnefoit 1997 R.230 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (159*.a.16)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Metamorphoses
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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