Wednesday, April 18, 2007

European Dragons Pt 1

Cornelius van Haarlem, Dutch. Inspired by the Ovid Metamorphes. 3, 48-49. 15th century.

Hendrick Goltzius - The companions of Cadmus devoured by a dragon, Dutch 16th - 17th century engraving. Thanks for the reminder of this work, Fufu!

Charles Over - A dragon boat in the Chinese taste, 1758.

Salvator Rosa - Jason and the Dragon, Italian 1663 - 1664 Etching and drypoint.

Engraving/etching by the Italian artist Agostino Carracci. The image depicts Apollo and the Python, dated 1589.

Domenico Mattioli - St Margaret and the Dragon, Etching from Italy 1695.

Jean Le Romain) Alaux - Cadmus Combattant Le Dragon, Lithograph from France 18th - 19th century.

Clement Pierre Marillier - "Vous savez que j'aime beaucoup ce fruit - one from set of 86 engravings, France 18th - 19th century."

Philippe Thomassin - Woman with a dragon, France 16th - 17th century.

Hieoronymus Wierix - The Archangel Michael slaying the dragon, engraving from Flanders 16th - 17th century.

Grotesque Beast - Pen, brown ink and brown wash on laid paper - 16th century Italy, artist unknown.

The following etchings are part of a series dated at the 17th century titled "Ovid's Metamorphoses" and were created by the Italian, Antonio Tempesta.
Aesculapius as a Serpent Among the Romans - pl.149 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Apollo Killing the Serpent Attacking Orpheus' Head - pl.100 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Medea Destroying Jason's Family Home - pl. 67 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Medea Conjuring Her Chariot - pl. 63 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Jason Putting the Dragon to Sleep - pl. 62 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Ceres Giving Her Chariot to Triptolemus - pl. 52 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Cadmus' Men Killed by the Serpent - pl. 22 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Apollo Killing the Python - pl.9 from Ovid's Metamorphoses.


Human Mollusk said...

Hey Aeron, great images as always! Don't forget the great Goltzius' "The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus":

aeron said...

Thanks Fufu, yeah I need to get that linked up somewhere. Check out this bigger version that I posted back in January. If the image link doesn't work just hit up my post on Goltzius near the bottom of the January MB page.