Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
France
FontainebleauChâteauGalerie d'Ulysse (destroyed)Compartment 13
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles16th century (Middle) - Fontainebleau, Galerie d'Ulysse (Primaticcio and Niccolò dell'Abate)Copies by Theodor van Thulden
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses reports his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 11-15: Burial of Elpenor
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses reports his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 16-19: Circe arrives and brings victuals
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses reports his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 36-150: During the night, Circe instructs Ulysses alone on the coming dangers
Further details
Circe seems to whisper something in Ulysses's ear, probably alluding to the instructions she gave him the night after the farewell feast
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, 25
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700, vol. 30, Amsterdam 1986, p. 117, H. 63
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