Orpheus playing violin, bringing back Eurydice from the underworld.
Orpheus was a very talented singer and musician. He was married with the nymph Eurydice. Euridyce died because of a snakebite and went to the underworld. Orpheus, tormented by grief, decided to go to the underworld to win her back. He started playing in front of Hades' throne. Everyone forgot their punishments. Hades and Persephone were so moved that they gave in. Euridyce had to follow Orpheus, on one condition that he didn't look back at her until they reached sunlight.
Just before they arrived, however, he looked back and lost her a second time.
Abraham van Diepenbeek (1596-1675), after, 1733.
Abraham van Diepenbeek was a student of Pieter Paul Rubens.
Edited in Paris ca 1733.
Printed on 18th century laid paper with large margins.
In very good condition. Very good dark impression.
Delivered in a museum passepartout.
- Abraham van Diepenbeek (1596-1675), after, 1733
- Title of artwork
- Orpheus playing violin, bringing back Eurydice from the underworld.
- Not signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 27.9×18.5 cm
- Total dimensions
- 33.5×24.8×0 cm