Aeneas and the Cumaean Sybil


Title: Aeneas and the Cumaean Sybil
Author: Lairesse, Gerard de (1641-1711)
Description: Scene inspired by Virgil's Aeneid (VI) showing Aeneas holding the hand of the Cumaean Sybil, holding in his hand he golden branch, preparing himself to enter the wold of the dead, lead by the Sybil. They have left behind already Cerber - three headed dog visible under the portal in the distance - and the god-river holding two vases from which the water of the infernal rivers come out: the Ach�ron and the Cocytus. Lettered on the bottom right: GL. ca. 1670. Timmers 54; Le Blanc 42; Hollstein p.17; Roy G. 39, p. 433-434
Condition: Prenten, Historieprenten; EURO 109 INCL. VAT
Technique: Etching on paper, paste on another thicker leaf, trimmed on the margins; total: 200 x 153 mm. PLIT012
  • Number: 1870709
  • Dealer: Antiquariaat van der Steur Den Haag

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