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Title

The death of Procris


Artists

Giorgio Ghisi

Italy

1520 - 1582

after Giulio Romano

Italy

1499 - 1546


About

The story is told in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': Cephalus and Procris were devoted in marriage, however, Procris had her suspicions aroused over her husband's morning hunting expeditions. One morning she followed him, keeping herself hidden. Cephalus, hearing a noise among the leaves and thinking that it was a wild animal, threw his lance


Details


Date

circa 1540


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Edition

6/10


Dimensions

39.0 x 56.8 cm image/sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

236.1979


Artist information

Giorgio Ghisi

Works in the collection

8

Artist information

after Giulio Romano

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 8. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 8. no catalogue numbers