Narcisse.Metam. d'Ov. Liv. III Fab. V. et VI [...]
A Amsterdam chez Pierre Fouquet junior / A Paris chez Basan [c.1750]
Engraving, sheet 560 x 410mm (22 x 16"). Trimmed inside platemark; tears to edges. Old ms in ink verso.
The story of Narcissus, a young man of extraordinary beauty who fell in love with his own reflection, as described in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'. The theme has been a popular one in the visual arts, with perhaps the most famous rendering of the subject executed by Caravaggio.
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