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Title

Jason and the dragon

1663-1664


Artist

Salvator Rosa

Italy

1615 - 1673


About

The subject is based on the account in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' in which Medea, who was in love with Jason, helped him in his quest for the Golden Fleece by giving him a magic potion to pour over the dragon that was guarding the treasure.


Details


Other Title

Jason charming the dragon


Date

1663-1664


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching and drypoint


Edition

only state


Dimensions

34.2 x 21.6 cm platemark; 50.2 x 37.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., [incised plate] "ROSA". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

232.1979


Artist information

Salvator Rosa

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, 'Classical pastoral landscape', pg. 1, Sydney, 1995, 1, 6. no catalogue numbers

Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 5, 8. no catalogue numbers

Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 10. no catalogue numbers

The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 4. no catalogue numbers