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Man Subduing a Harpy, one of eight unnumbered plates of L'Enea Vagante Pitture dei Caracci (Wanderings of Aeneas Painted by the Carracci), from a set of twenty prints after the paintings by Ludovico, Annibale, and Agostino Carracci in the Palazzo Fava, Bo
Man Subduing a Harpy, one of eight unnumbered plates of L'Enea Vagante Pitture dei Caracci (Wanderings of Aeneas Painted by the Carracci), from a set of twenty prints after the paintings by Ludovico, Annibale, and Agostino Carracci in the Palazzo Fava, Bologna
Date:
1663
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
33.7 x 21 cm (image); 44 x 58.5 cm (sheet)
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Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1993.63.64.2
Acquisition Date:
1993-09-16
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

The image is in the form of an architectural element; a naked man sits astride the shoulders of a harpy who is seen en buste ; he forces her head to one side by pulling on her hair and holds a knife to her throat ; they are backed by two rectangular pilasters and stand on a sculpted ornamental base;