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Minerva and Mercury Arming Perseus for His Encounter with Medusa

Jan Harmensz Muller after Bartholomaeus Spranger1604

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

  • Title: Minerva and Mercury Arming Perseus for His Encounter with Medusa
  • Creator: Jan Harmensz Muller after Bartholomaeus Spranger
  • Date Created: 1604
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower left: “B. Sprangers inventor./L.M.Q.D.D. Janus Muller Sculptor.”; signed in plate, lower right: “Muller excud. Amsteldami/cI .cI.IV.”
  • Print State: Second of two states
  • 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. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1986
  • Materials & Techniques: Engraving on heavy laid paper
  • Keywords: battles, Mercury, mythology
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 562 mm x 396 mm (22.13 in. x 15.59 in.). Sheet dimensions: 602 mm x 435 mm (23.7 in. x 17.13 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 69 (vol. 3, p. 286) with this title; Hollstein 59 (vol. 14, p. 108) with “Fastening the Wings” title, noting that this print is considered “the master-piece of Jan Muller”
  • Associated People: Created by Jan Harmensz Muller (Dutch, 1571-1628), After Bartholomaeus Spranger (Flemish, 1546-1611)
  • Accession Number: 1986.1.1

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