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The god Apollo holding his bow and an arrow. Engraving by E. Delaune, ca. 1560.

  • Delaune, Etienne, 1518?-1583.
Date
1560-1569
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25877i
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A lyre leans against his left thigh. He is flanked by two snakes coiled round rods (the Pythia?), a pair of suspended scorpions, and by two demonic bird-like creatures with one arm each and a semi-human head with a beak. There are also pairs of sitting men with plumed hats, gryphons with spiralling tails (top) and lions (bottom)

Publication/Creation

1560-1569

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; border 7 x 5.4 cm

References note

A.-P.-F. Robert-Dumesnil, Le peintre-graveur français, ou Catalogue raisonné des estampes gravées par les peintres et les dessinateurs de l'école française: ouvrage faisant suite au Peintre-graveur de M. Bartsch, tome 9, Paris 1865, p. 121, no. 419
André Linzeler, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du seizième siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome premier, Paris 1932, p. 298, no. 391 ("Divinités paiennes. Suite de six estampes, à fond noir, bordées d'un double filet comportant la représentation d'une divinité au milieu d'arabesques. Au bas, au-dessous de la bordure, l'inscription: 'Cum privilegio Regis. Stephanus fecit.'. H. 0m065—L. 0m050. 391. 4. Apollon. Il est presque de face, tourné légèrement vers la gauche, s'appuyant de la main droite sur son arc et de l'autre élevant une flèche. … Robert-Dumesnil, IX, p. 121, 419)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25877i

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