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Jupiter and Antiope

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper, edge-mounted to ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper, edge-mounted to ivory laid paper.

Date:

1550/59

Artist:

René Boyvin (French, c. 1525-after 1580)
after Luca Penni (Italian, 1500/04-1557)

About this artwork

René Boyvin’s Jupiter and Antiope is one of his anatomically ambitious reproductive prints based on the work of Luca Penni. It illustrates a story from Greek mythology. Boyvin depicted Antiope resting in a classical pose, with her arm overhead, as Jupiter, in the form of a satyr, stands over her, gesturing to the putto at Antiope’s side not to wake her. The figures are characterized by their accentuated muscles and distorted anatomy, a style typical to the School of Fontainebleau, whose artists were known for their attenuation of the body to create graceful, expressive forms.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

René Boyvin

Title

Jupiter and Antiope

Origin

France

Date

Made 1550–1559

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper, edge-mounted to ivory laid paper

Dimensions

162 × 286 mm (image); 166 × 288 mm (sheet); 252 × 367 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

2004.87

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