Orpheus Charming the Animals with His Music, Roelant Savery
Roelant Savery
Orpheus Charming the Animals with His Music
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Roelant Savery

Orpheus Charming the Animals with His Music, 1610


Dimensions
51.9 x 66.5 x min. 0.4 cm
maximum depth
0.6 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
977
Acquisition
Acquired in 1862
Status
On display

Audio

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Orpheus Charming the Animals with His Music
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten in der Mitte am Bachufer: .R. SAVERY 1610

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1862

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Ovid: Metamorphosen, 10. Buch, Orpheus und Eurydike, 1-105

Iconclass

Primary
  • 94O511 Orpheus playing the lyre: trees and rocks move, beasts and birds are enchanted
Secondary
  • 25H154 glade, 'Lichtung im Wald'

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20.08.2019