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Apollo and Marsyas and the Judgment of Midas: at right Midas with the ears of an ass resting his hand against a tree stump, at center Apollo holds a flaying knife, at left the flayed corpse of Marsyas roped to a tree, soldiers and satyrs beyond

Artist:
Melchior Meier (German, active Italy, ca. 1572–82)
Date:
1581
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (26 x 34.9 cm) plate: 9 3/16 x 12 7/16 in. (23.3 x 31.6 cm) image: 9 x 12 1/4 in. (22.8 x 31.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.725
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered with dedication to Francesco de' Medici, duke of Tuscany, at upper left: 'FRANC. MED. / MA. ETRVR. / D. II. P. B. M. / 15. DD. 81 / M. M.'

Marking: Collectors' mark of Reverend Burleigh James (Lugt 1425), verso, lower right in black.
Phyllis D. Massar; Reverend J. Burleigh James (British, 19th century); Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Passavant III.475.5; Hollstein XXV.28.7.II
Johann David Passavant Le Peintre-Graveur. Leipzig, 1860.

F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010.



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