René Boyvin, after Leonard Thiry - Argonauts presented to King Pelias

René Boyvin, after Leonard Thiry - Argonauts presented to King Pelias
Engraving - Signed - 1563

Plate 5: The Argonauts, having reached Thessaly are presented to King Pelias. Jason and Medea are standing before King Pelias, with Envy crouching at his feet. Hercules is standing behind Jason.

This print comprises the central region of the plate that was in the book published in Paris in 1563: “ Histoire de Jason et de la Conquete de la Toison d’Or”. The lost outer region was an ornate border

Signature: “B”, Monogram of Rene Boyvin

Condition:Good, dark impression. Cut down from a larger print. Repaired tears. Age-related colouring of paper

On laid paper

Reference: Robert-Dumesnil 1835-71 VIII.38.43

Victoria & Albert Online Print Collection: Museum number:
British Museum Collection Online: Museum number 1847,0306.111

René Boyvin (c.1525-c.1580): French engraver, etcher & painter. Worked in Angers and then in Paris. Known for the series of the Golden Fleece after Thiry published in 1563.

Léonard Thiry (c.1500-c.1550): Flemish painter and designer working in Fontainebleau. Designer of the Golden Fleece series.

Lot details
René Boyvin, after Leonard Thiry
Title of artwork
Argonauts presented to King Pelias
See description
Sold with frame
Image size
12.6×8.6 cm
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