Ganymede

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1500/03

Artist:

Giulio Campagnola
Italian, c. 1482-1515/18

About this artwork

Giulio Campagnola is known for his combination of figures inspired by Andrea Mantegna and landscapes reminiscent of those by Albrecht Dürer. Donning a ferocious eagle disguise, here Jupiter carries the youth Ganymede away to Olympus to become his serving boy. Campagnola depicted Ganymede in flight, with a draping sash billowing in the wind to depict movement. The landscape below derives directly from Dürer’s Madonna with the Monkey (c. 1499). The print’s overall softness comes from Campagnola’s laborious use of little dots rather than lines. This method of engraving did not become popular until the 18th century.

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Artist

Giulio Campagnola

Title

Ganymede

Origin

Italy

Date

1500–1503

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

168 x 125 mm (bottom); 122 mm (top)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.116

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