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An image of The death of Procris by Giorgio Ghisi, after Giulio Romano

Giorgio Ghisi

(Italy 1520 or 1524 – 1582)

after Giulio Romano

(Italy 1499 – 1546)

Title
The death of Procris
Year
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
Accession number
236.1979
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

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

Exhibition history (3)

Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991

Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006