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An image of Apollo and Daphne by Agostino dei Musi

Agostino dei Musi

(Italy circa 1490 – post 1536)

Title
Apollo and Daphne
Year
1515
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Edition
iii of 4 states
Dimensions

23.0 x 17.0 cm image; 23.4 x 17.3 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Dated u.l. image, [incised plate] "1515".
Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
6440
Location
Not on display
Further information

Agostino began his career in Venice and Florence where he made engravings after Giulio Campagnola, Baccio Bandinelli and Andrea del Sarto. In 1516 he went to Rome, where over the next decade he produced numerous engravings after Raphael. The subject illustrates the legendary transformation of the Daphne into a tree as she is pursued by Apollo. The mark in the top left corner is that of the 18th-century English collector, Sir Edward Astley.

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 (4)

Special exhibition of prints and drawings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 1937–Dec 1937

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