Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
France
FontainebleauChâteauGalerie d'Ulysse (destroyed)Compartment 12
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths Death and apotheosis Hercules in Tartarus
Hades (underworld)
Miscellaneous
Minos
Various activities Minos as judge in Hades
Tantalus
Punishment
Sisyphus
Tityus
Tityus in Tartarus, having his liver eaten by a vulture
Orion
Myths Orion hunting in the underworld
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles16th century (Middle) - Fontainebleau, Galerie d'Ulysse (Primaticcio and Niccolò dell'Abate)Copies by Theodor van Thulden
HomerOdyssey Book XI: Ulysses reports his adventures (Journey to the Underworld)vv. 568-571: Ulysses sees Minos as judge over the dead
HomerOdyssey Book XI: Ulysses reports his adventures (Journey to the Underworld)vv. 572-575: Ulysses sees Orion hunting animals with his club
HomerOdyssey Book XI: Ulysses reports his adventures (Journey to the Underworld)vv. 576-581: Ulysses sees Tityus with vultures devouring his liver
HomerOdyssey Book XI: Ulysses reports his adventures (Journey to the Underworld)vv. 582-592: Ulysses sees the starving Tantalus
HomerOdyssey Book XI: Ulysses reports his adventures (Journey to the Underworld)vv. 593-600: Ulysses sees Sisyphos with the rock
HomerOdyssey Book XI: Ulysses reports his adventures (Journey to the Underworld)vv. 601-627: Ulysses speaks to Hercules
Further details
At the top left Orion, beneath Tantalus, further to the right Sisyphus (top) and Tityus (bottom), followed by Minus, at the right Hercules addressing Ulysses
ARTIST/CREATOR
Thulden, Theodor van (1606-1669) after Primaticcio, Francesco (1504-1570)
DATE
1633
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Thulden, Theodor vanLes Travaux d'Ulysse desseignez par le Sieur de Sainct Martin, de la façon qu'ils se voyent dans la maison Royalle de Fontaine-bleau (2nd edition), Paris (L'Anglois), 1640, 24
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700, vol. 30, Amsterdam 1986, p. 117, H. 62
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RELATIONS
British Museum
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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