Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Thebana
The story of Cadmus Cadmus kills the dragon
The story of Cadmus Cadmus sowing the dragon's teeth
Tiresias
Tiresias strikes two mating snakes and is turned into a woman
Narcissus
Myths Narcissus gazing at his reflection in the water Alone
Bacchus
Myths Bacchus and the pirates
Pentheus
Myths Death of Pentheus Dismembered by Bacchantes
Semele
Juno counsels Semele to ask Jupiter to appear in his full splendour
Actaeon
Diana and Actaeon Actaeon transformed Actaeon with a stag's head
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesRouen 1626 (copies after Merian after Gaultier after Franco)
OvidMetamorphoses Book III
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsSnake Mating
Further details
Close copy after an engraving by Matthäus Merian (used in the edition Frankfurt 1619), which is based on an engraving by Gaultier (used in the edition Paris 1606), which in turn copies the illustration by Giacomo Franco for the Venice 1584 edition
ARTIST/CREATOR
Blanchin, Jean (active Paris, first half 17th century)
DATE
1626
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Les Metamorphoses d'Ovide traduites en prose Françoise, Rouen (Berthelin), 1626
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich, Ikonographisches Repertorium zu den Metamorphosen des Ovid, vol. 1: Sammeldarstellungen, Berlin 2004, no. E17, B31
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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