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Cyparissus, 1565

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 293 x 223 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MU-1

Public Domain

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Cyparissus is turned into a cypress by Apollo as he mourns the death of his favourite deer. The deer hit by an arrow lies behind Cyparissus. From Cyparissus' hands and hair grow branches with leaves. From his toes grow roots.


Cornelis Cort RKD
Hoorn / Edam ? - Rome
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Frans I Floris RKD
Antwerp - Antwerp

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Title Cyparissus
Date 1565
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Haarlem TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Cyparissus / delectus sylvano
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: F Floris inven.
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Goltzius ex.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Cor. Cort. fec.
printed inscription at the back, top: HP 83
printed inscription reverse, centre below: DR
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MU-1
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F24(DEER) hoofed animals: deer Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G3(CYPRESS) trees: cypress Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
33C6 homosexual love Iconclass
33C62 sodomy, sexual contact between men Iconclass
45C15(ARROW) archer's weapons: arrow Iconclass
45C15(BOW) archer's weapons: bow Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
92B3 (story of) Apollo (Phoebus) Iconclass
92BB32 love-affairs of Apollo ~ males Iconclass
92BB321 Apollo and Cyparissus, usually with his stag Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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