Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler
10 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. (26.67 x 37.15 cm)
Jacob Matham Netherlandish • 1571–1631 Andromeda (after Hendrick Goltzius) Engraving • ca. 1602 In retaliation for her mother’s boasting of her beauty, Neptune punished Andromeda by chaining her to a rock and sent the sea monster Cetus to devour her. Perseus, the great hero known for killing Medusa, came to Andromeda’s rescue and the two were married. The themes of chivalry and divine love would have resonated with the intended audience of this print, and such depictions inspired painters such as Rubens and Rembrandt. Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler, 2004.140 Last Updated: 5/13/2015
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque
, 3/28/2015 - 6/30/2015
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Michael Brown, PhD
and Niria E. Leyva-Gutiérrez.
Divine Desire. Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque
San Diego Museum of Art, The.
SOS Printing, 2015
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