Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
CyclesLivre de Conqueste de la Toison d'Or (René Boyvin after Leonard Thiry, 1563)
Jason makes the dragon sleep
Jason kills the dragon and extracts its teeth
Further details
According to the number of the plates the death of the dragon appears between the taming of the bulls and the ploughing, Robert-Dumesnil has the dragon only after the battle of the earth-born men - if the image comes before the ploughing it may relate to the medieval version
ARTIST/CREATOR
Boyvin, René (1525-1598) after Thiry, Leonard (active 1536, died 1550)
DATE
1563
LOCATION
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mauregard, Jehan deLivre de la Conqueste de la Toison d'or par le Prince Iason de Tessalie, Paris, 1563, plate 10
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
A. P. F. Robert-Dumesnil, Le peintre-graveur Français, Paris 1835-1865, VIII.40.50
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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
Contact
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