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Äolus die Winde einschliessend

Aeolus Enclosing the Winds
Artist: after engraving by Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck (1569 - 1675)
Artist: Ferdinand Piloty (aka Pilotj) (1786 - 1844) Printer
Date: 1810-1816
19th century
Dimensions: 9.21 x 7.09 in. (23.4 x 18 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.181
This work is not currently on view

Piloty was among the first artists to grasp the enormous potential of lithography not only for multiplying original drawings, but for reproducing other works of art. This lithograph reproduces an engraving that accompanied a collection of classical fables, but it lacks the couplet from Ovid’s Metamorphoses that identifies the scene: Aeolus, brandishing a scepter, imprisons the gods of the winds so that his daughter Alcyon and her husband Ceyx, who have been transformed into kingfishers, can nest undisturbed in the tree to the lower right.


Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut, The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Print Collection, March 14-June 8, 2019


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nineteenth century
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