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Collection

Pietro Sante Bartoli

(Italy 1615 or 1635 – 07 Nov 1700)

after Giulio Romano

(Italy 1499 – 1546)

Title
Hylas seized by nymphs
Year
17th century
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Dimensions

31.5 x 54.0 cm platemark; 50.0 x 75.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
237.1979
Location
Not on display
Further information

Hylas was one of the Argonauts and the favourite page of Heracles. When the Argos stopped at Bithynia, Hylas was sent to fetch water from a nearby spring. Enamoured of his great beauty, the nymphs drew Hylas into the spring and he was never seen again.

Bibliography (2)

Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 6. 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 (2)

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