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Jupiter Seduces Callisto in the Guise of Diana, after Ovid's Metamorphoses, 1590

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 163 x 246 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MK-2

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Jupiter seduced Callisto by pretending to be Diana; this allowed him to get close to her. In the foreground, Diana/Jupiter and Callisto stand side by side. In the background right, Jupiter overpowers Callisto. Twice two lines of Latin text are given below the scene. This print is part of a series of 52 prints depicting stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses. This series is divided into three numbered series: two of 20 prints and one of 12 prints. This print belongs to the second series.


Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617
workshop / studio

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Willem Hessels van Elst
Gorinchem 1542 - Douai 1613

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Title Jupiter Seduces Callisto in the Guise of Diana, after Ovid's Metamorphoses
Date 1590
Period 16th century
Location Haarlem TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: 6
printed inscription outside the depiction, left middle: Nonacrina Jovem Calisto inflammat amore./ Adfreditur castam callidus ille dolis.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Dictynnam simulat, fucisq. armatus opimis/ Menalys lucis sua vota trahit.
inscription reverse, upper left: [...]
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MK-2
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-MK-2
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11683/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F33(EAGLE) predatory birds: eagle Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
33C relations between the sexes Iconclass
33C49 rape, violation Iconclass
33C6 homosexual love Iconclass
33CC6 homosexual love - CC - homosexual love between women: lesbianism Iconclass
45C15(ARROW) archer's weapons: arrow Iconclass
45C15(BOW) archer's weapons: bow Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
83(OVID, Metamorphoses) (scenes from) specific works of literature (OVID, Metamorphoses) Iconclass
9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History Iconclass
92 gods ~ classical mythology Iconclass
92B1 (story of) Jupiter (Zeus) Iconclass
92B1215 Jupiter, in the guise of Diana, and Callisto Iconclass
92B18(EAGLE) attributes of Jupiter: eagle Iconclass
92C3 (story of) Diana (Artemis) Iconclass
92C392 companions, nymphs of Diana; 'Ninfe di Diana' (Ripa) Iconclass
92C3921 (story of) Callisto Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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