Abraham van Diepenbeek (1596-1675), after, 1733 - Orpheus playing violin, bringing back Eurydice from the underworld.

Description
Abraham van Diepenbeek (1596-1675), after, 1733 - Orpheus playing violin, bringing back Eurydice from the underworld.
Engraving - Not signed - 1733

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.

Lot details
Artist
Abraham van Diepenbeek (1596-1675), after, 1733
Title of artwork
Orpheus playing violin, bringing back Eurydice from the underworld.
Year
1733
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
27.9×18.5 cm
Total dimensions
33.5×24.8×0 cm
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