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Title

Hylas seized by nymphs

17th century


Artists

Pietro Sante Bartoli

Italy

- 07 Nov 1700

after Giulio Romano

Italy

1499 - 1546


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

237.1979


Artist information

Pietro Sante Bartoli

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

after Giulio Romano

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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