Mercury defeats Argus by playing him to sleep with his music.
Argus was guarding the cow Io on behalf of Juno.
Engraving made by Hendrick Goltzius (atelier) after his own drawing ca 1589. The composition is in his typical mannerist style. Mannerism at its height.
From the series "Ovid's Metamorphoses"
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 532-551 (Hendrick Goltzius); Prints after inventions by Goltzius.
New Hollstein Dutch 250 1(2) First state with the number 19.
In perfect condition, Good dark grey impression.
Printed on laid paper, with large margins.
Delivered in a museum passe-partout.
- Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1607) atelier, anonymous
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Mercury defeats Argus by playing him to sleep with his music.First state.
- 1700 und früher
- Signiert in der Platte
- exzellenter Zustand
- 17.7×25.4×0 cm