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Creator:
Print made by Jacob Gole, 1660–1737, Dutch
after Gerard de Lairesse, 1640–1711, Flemish
Published by Nicolaes Visscher, 1649–1702, Netherlandish
Title:

King Lyncus Turned Into a Lynx by Ceres

Additional Title(s):

Rex Lincus Triptolemum Necare Intentus, a Cerere in Lyncem Mutatur

Part Of:

Collective Title: Metamorphoses, Book V

Collective Title: Opus Elegantissimum

Date:
between 1675 and 1700
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 13 7/8 × 17 7/16 inches (35.2 × 44.3 cm) and Image: 13 3/8 x 17 5/16 inches (33.9 x 44 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "449"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "G. de Lairesse Pinx: | J: Gole Sculp:"; lower center: "Rex Lincus Triptolemum necare intentus, a Cerere in Lyncem mutatur. Metamorp: Ovid: Lib: V."; lower right: "Nicolaus Visscher in Lucem edidit | cum Privil: Ordin: Gene: Belgii foederati."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1313
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | bed | crown | fighting | flying | goddess | Greek mythology | king (person) | Lyncus changed into a lynx: Ceres changes Lyncus into a lynx when he is on the point of murdering the sleeping Triptolemus (Ovid, Metamorphoses V 657) | lynx | men | murder | pillow | religious and mythological subject | sleeping | sword | woman
Associated People:
Lyncus
Triptolemus
Ceres, Roman deity
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23162
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