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
Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 6. 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