Hylas seized by nymphs
Pietro Sante Bartoli
1615 or 1635 - 07 Nov 1700
after Giulio Romano
1499 - 1546
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.
31.5 x 54.0 cm platemark; 50.0 x 75.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 2 publications
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, 6. no catalogue numbers