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Title

The death of Procris

circa 1540


Artists

Giorgio Ghisi

Italy

1520 - 1582

after Giulio Romano

Italy

1499 - 1546


About

The story is told in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': Cephalus and Procris were devoted in marriage, however, Procris had her suspicions aroused over her husband's morning hunting expeditions. One morning she followed him, keeping herself hidden. Cephalus, hearing a noise among the leaves and thinking that it was a wild animal, threw his lance


Details


Date

circa 1540


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Edition

6/10


Dimensions

39.0 x 56.8 cm image/sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

236.1979


Artist information

Giorgio Ghisi

Works in the collection

8

Artist information

after Giulio Romano

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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

Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 8. no catalogue numbers