Circe with Companions of Ulysses Changed into Animals

A work made of etching, touched with graphite, on ivory paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching, touched with graphite, on ivory paper.

Date:

1650–51

Artist:

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

About this artwork

Castiglione was a prolific painter, etcher, and draftsman who left his native Genoa around 1630 for Rome, where he made contact with important Baroque artists, such as Nicolas Poussin and Pietro Testa.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 213

Artist

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Title

Circe with Companions of Ulysses Changed into Animals

Origin

Italy

Date

1630–1664

Medium

Etching, touched with graphite, on ivory paper

Dimensions

218 x 308 mm (plate); 221 x 309 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Marie Louise Pritchard

Reference Number

1960.840

Extended information about this artwork

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