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Satyr Approaching a Sleeping Nymph, ca. 1594 - 1597

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 151 x 102 mm
  • Inv. 2013-EJ

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A satyr stalking a sleeping nymph was a popular erotic motif in the Italian Renaissance. The source of inspiration was the discovery in 1512 of a marble statue from antiquity, which was placed in the garden of the Vatican. Mirrored print after the original by Agostino Carracci.


Anonymous Master
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Agostino Carracci RKD
Bologna 1557 - Parma (?) 1602

Donato Rasciotti
Brescia 1572 - 1618

Title Satyr Approaching a Sleeping Nymph
Date ca. 1594 - 1597
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription on the reverse: S
stamps (tools) on the reverse: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
inscription on the reverse: 2
inscription on the reverse: 2
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2013-EJ
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31B1 sleeping; unconsciousness Iconclass
31B13 sleeping on the ground Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
92 gods ~ classical mythology Iconclass
92L3 nymphs (in general); 'Ninfe in commune' (Ripa) Iconclass
92L4 satyrs, fauns, Sileni Iconclass
92L41 satyr(s) (in general) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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