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Olympias, Mother of Alexander, Visited by Zeus in the Guise of a Serpent

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and grayish-green wash, on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and grayish-green wash, on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1595/99

Artist:

Attributed to Andrea Boscoli
Italian, c. 1560-1608

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Andrea Boscoli

Title

Olympias, Mother of Alexander, Visited by Zeus in the Guise of a Serpent

Origin

Italy

Date

1595–1599

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and grayish-green wash, on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower left near center, in pen and brown ink: "Polidorus"; recto, lower right on mount, in pen and brown ink: "Polidoro da Carav[gio]"

Dimensions

110 × 167 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.619

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