Antonio Tempesta (c.1655-1737) - Jupiter in the form of an eagle, carrying Ganymede - The Metamorphoses

Descrizione
Antonio Tempesta (c.1655-1737) - Jupiter in the form of an eagle, carrying Ganymede - The Metamorphoses
Acquaforte - Non firmato - 1606

Metamorphoseon sive transformationum

About this series: Though not published till 1606, Tempesta's designs were apparently already available for imitation by Goltzius as well as de Passe, whose own cycles were published before that date in the late 16th century. This indicates how important the Tempesta designed and engraved series is.

Scene; Jupiter in the form of an eagle, carrying Ganymede on his back and flying up towards right. 1606
Etching

Reference:
Bartsch / Le Peintre graveur (XVII.151.762)
106 x 120 mm on plate border.

Condition:
Good early impression with little scratches in the plate still visible. Good wide margins In a full little sheet of laid paper from the period. Excellent condition with no folds tears or stains. Last image is taken on the light box to show the laid paper type.

Fine etching in the sensitive style of the Northern Italian Schools
The women figures sometimes remind Parmigianino.

Inventor-engraver: Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630)
Painter-engraver from Florence. Important link between Flemish and Italian art. Pupil of Jan Van Der Straet (Stradanus).His fresco of hunting and battle scenes are highly estimated. His horse figures are phenomenall. Antonio, perhaps even more then Rembrandt saw the etching technique as the medium to express his art. Tempesta is best known for his etchings for Ovid's Metamorphoses and his innovative prints of battles and hunts. (Source: metmuseum)

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Stampa
Artista
Antonio Tempesta (c.1655-1737)
Titolo dell'opera
Jupiter in the form of an eagle, carrying Ganymede - The Metamorphoses
Periodo
1700 e periodo precedente
Anno
1606
Tecnica
Acquaforte
Firma
Non firmato
Condizioni
In ottime condizioni
Dimensioni totali
175×220×1 mm
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