Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cadmus Killing the Serpent (Draco a Cadmo interficitur), from The Metamorphoses of Ovid (Metamorphosean Sive Transformationum), plate 23

Series/Portfolio:
The Metamorphoses of Ovid
Artist:
Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)
Publisher:
Willem Jansz. (Dutch, active Amsterdam ?1605–20)
Date:
Published after 1606
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 6 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (17.5 x 20 cm) plate: 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. (15 x 11.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of S. Paul Jones, 1935
Accession Number:
35.6(24)
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: Draco a Cadmo interficitur.
At lower left: 23.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
S. P. Jones; Donor: S. P. Jones
Bartsch XVII.151.660; Cicognara 4749; Brunet 695; Graesse VI(2).49; Funck 399; Henkel-Illustrierte Augsbagen von Ovid's Metamorphosen in Bibl. Warburg Vorträge 1926, p. 60
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