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Jupiter and Mercury in the House of Philemon and Baucis

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 248 x 340 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LA

Public Domain

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Jupiter and Mercury sit at table in the home of elderly couple Philemon and Baucis. Philemon is pouring wine to Jupiter. Baucis tries to grab a fleeing goose but Mercury stops her and says he recognises the old woman.


Cornelis I Galle RKD
Antwerp 1576 - Antwerp 1650
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Jan van den Hoecke RKD
Antwerp 1611 - Antwerpen of Brussel ca. 1650 - 1651

Martinus I van den Enden RKD
Antwerp 1605 - ca. 1654 - 1674

Title Jupiter and Mercury in the House of Philemon and Baucis
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Ioañ Van hoeck inue
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Corñ Galle Sculp
inscription outside the depiction, below: BAVCIS et PHILEMON, vt inter mortales beatiSsimi,/ quod Suá Sorte eSsent contenti a IOVE et MERCURIO inuiSuntur.
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Marti Vanden enden excud
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LA
Acquisition credit bequest
Horenbant, Jozef
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-LA
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11616/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F36(GOOSE) water-birds: goose Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
31D17 old woman Iconclass
41A2 interior of the house Iconclass
41A711 table Iconclass
41C71 alcoholic drinks Iconclass
41C711 wine ~ alcoholic drinks Iconclass
41C7111 glass of wine Iconclass
42D2 (civil) marriage ceremonies Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
92 gods ~ classical mythology Iconclass
92B1 (story of) Jupiter (Zeus) Iconclass
92B5 (story of) Mercury (Hermes) Iconclass
95A(PHILEMON & BAUCIS) (story of) Philemon and Baucis Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. VII. Fouceel - Gole / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein. - Amsterdam : Menno Hertzberger, 1949- (59)
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