Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles1550-1560 (circa) - Chesterfield, Hardwick Hall, and elsewhere (Brussels Tapestries)
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)vv. 310-313 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 293-294): Circe welcomes Ulysses at the door
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 181-191: Ulysses (bound to the mast) and his companions (with their ears stuffed) pass the Sirens
Further details
The Sirens appear in the background.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Hecke, Frans van den (active 1629-1640)
DATE
late 17th century
LOCATION
New York, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
7
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Marcel Roethlisberger, The Ulysses Tapestries at Hardwick Hall, Gazette de Beaux-Arts, February 1976, pp. 111-125
Contact
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