University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Classics

Art Lecture V: Woodcuts and Engravings of Ovid's Metamorphoses (from UVM Rare Book Collection, continued in Art Lecture VII)

Artist and Edition:
Anonymous: Raphael Regius (died 1520), Venice ca. 1513

Vergilius Solis (1514-1562): Johann Postius von Gemersheim, Frankfurt, 1563

Wilhelm Bauer (1600-1642): Nuremberg, 1670, 1687

Anonymous copperplate and Martin Bouche (1640-1693), and Peter Paul Bouche (born 1646) Clouwet: J.V. Vondel, translator, and Pieter DuRyer, commentator, Amsterdam, 1703

Bernard Picart (1673-1733) and other able masters: English translation from French of Abbot Banier, Amsterdam, 1732

Slide description

BOOK I

BOOK II

  • 1-328 Phaethon, Regius
  • 333-366 Heliades, Solis
  • 401-507 Callisto, Diana, Juno, Regius
  • 685-707 Battus and Mercury, Solis
  • 760-786 Pallas and Envy, Picart et al.
  • 787-832 Aglauros foiled, Solis
  • 833-875 Europa, Regius
  • Rubens, The Rape of Europa, [Prado, Madrid], a copy of Titian (ca. 1488-1576): The Rape of Europa (1559-1562), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
  • Veronese (1528-88): The Rape of Europa

BOOK III

BOOK IV

BOOK V

  • 1-235 Perseus' Wedding Battle with Phineus, Bauer
  • 391-409 Rape of Proserpina, Anonymous, Amsterdam, 1703
  • 659-661 King Lyncus and Ceres, Bauer

BOOK VI

BOOK VII

BOOK VIII

  • 90-100 Scylla with Lock of Nisus, Solis
  • Pompeii wall painting Daedalus and Pasiphae
  • 157-168 Labyrinth, Solis
  • 224-230 Icarus' Death, Bauer
  • 281-317 Calydonian Boar, Regius
  • 451-525 Meleager's Death, Solis
  • 626-678 Baucis and Philemon, Amsterdam, 1703
  • 739-822 Erysichthon and Tree, Solis
  • 823-878 Erysichthon Sells His Daughter, Bauer
  • The Sun King - Louis XIV (From "Ballet de la Nuit-1653, Bibliotheque Nationale Cabinet des Estempes, James Anthony, French Baroque Music)

Drawings by Melissa Burns of Ovid, Metamorphoses BOOK I (Spring 1978)

Classics 42: Mythology Slide Lectures

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