Meleagar et Atalanta. 12.
Romae in Aedibus Burghesianis existens.
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 280 x 490mm (11 x 19¼"). Uncut.
The hunt for the Calydonian Boar; at the centre of a pastoral landscape, Meleagar drives a spear into the mouth of the dangerous wild boar, laid upon by hounds after he brought it down. To the left stands Atalanta poisted to shoot another arrow; to the right, their fellow heroic hunters raise their lances, also poised to strike the boar. After Giulio Romano (?1499-1546), painter and architect trained by Raphael. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
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