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The rape of Europa. Engraving by J. Frey after F. Albani.

Albani, Francesco, 1578-1660.
Date
1732


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Description

Zeus in the form of a bull carries Europa off into the sea, aided by cupids

Publication/Creation

Romae [Rome] : [J. Frey?], 1732

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 34.5 x 40.6 cm

Lettering

... Pavet haec: littusque ablata relictum Respicit: et dextra cornu tenet, altera dorso imposita est: tremul(a)e sinuantur flamine vestes. Ovid. l. 2 Metam. Ex tabula Albani asservata in aedibus ill.mi D. comitis Ferdinandi Bolognetti. Franc Albani pinxit ; Iacob: Freij sculp. Romae 1732

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11722i

Reproduction note

After: a painting then in the collection of Count Ferdinando Bolognetti, prince of Vicovaro near Rome

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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