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Title

Apollo and Daphne

1515


Artist

Agostino dei Musi

Italy

circa 1490 - post 1536


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6440


Artist information

Agostino dei Musi

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 4 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