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Apollo, 1596

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 237 x 175 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MV-3

Public Domain

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Amid several statesmen, the naked Apollo stands on a pedestal as ruler of the arts of government. He holds a bow and arrow in his hands and rests against a trunk along which a snake winds upwards. Around Apollo, several statesmen have gathered with their advisers. In the centre of the foreground is a chained monkey. On the right in the sky we see the symbol of the constellation lion. The print is part of a series of seven representations called the planetary gods.


Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Cornelius Schonaeus Wikidata
Gouda 1540 - Haarlem 1611

Title Apollo
Date 1596
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MV-3
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-MV-3
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11706/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 23O32 Leo (zodiacal sign of July) Iconclass
25F22 monkeys, apes Iconclass
25F42 snakes Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
44B12 official acts of rulers, e.g. royal acts (ruler giving audience, granting mercy, etc.; ruler and his subjects) Iconclass
44B124 ruler with counsellor(s) Iconclass
44C3 politics Iconclass
44C34 politician, e.g. party leader Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
92B3 (story of) Apollo (Phoebus) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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