Jupiter and Antiope: The Larger Plate

A work made of etching, drypoint, and burin on off-white laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching, drypoint, and burin on off-white laid paper.

Date:

1659

Artist:

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669

About this artwork

Slightly later than Rembrandt’s al fresco courtship scenes of the 1640s, this mythological outdoor work depicts one of the god Jupiter’s many mortal conquests. Jupiter appears disguised as a horned and wreathed satyr who comes upon the nymph Antiope slumbering in the nude in a woodland glade. Antiope remains asleep as he delicately peels away her covering sheet and examines her body appreciatively. The relationship between the perspective of the viewer and of the figures is close; we seem nearly to enter the glade, and Antiope’s bed, along with the intrusive god

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Artist

Rembrandt van Rijn

Title

Jupiter and Antiope: The Larger Plate

Origin

Holland

Date

1659

Medium

Etching, drypoint, and burin on off-white laid paper

Dimensions

140 x 206 mm (sheet trimmed to plate mark)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1948.113

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