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.
- 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