Androcles with the Lion

Anne-Claude-Philippe de Caylus after Baldassare Peruzzica. 1729-1742

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: Androcles with the Lion
  • Creator: Anne-Claude-Philippe de Caylus after Baldassare Peruzzi
  • Date Created: ca. 1729-1742
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower right: initial “C.”; inscribed, lower center: as after Peruzzi’s drawing then in the Crozat Collection and identifying the etcher as Caylus and the woodcut as by LeSoeur
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of Heinrich Schwarz (DAC Curator 1954–1972), 1961
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching printed in dark brown and chiaroscuro woodcut printed in medium and light brown on laid paper
  • Keywords: animals, Bible, lions, Old Testament, religions, religious art
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 274 mm x 201 mm (10.79 in. x 7.91 in.). Object dimensions: 329 mm x 205 mm (12.95 in. x 8.07 in.).
  • Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi (vol. 2, pp. 682-83) as “Man and Lion”; Peruzzi’s drawing was in the Crozat Collection, which was reproduced by LeSueur and Caylus for “Recueil,” 1729-1742
  • Associated People: Created by Anne-Claude-Philippe de Caylus (French, 1692-1765), After Baldassare Peruzzi (Italian, 1481-1536)
  • Artist Nationality : Italian
  • Artist Death: 1536
  • Artist Birth: 1481
  • Accession Number: 1961.37.2


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