The Birth of Adonis, David Teniers the Elder   ?
David Teniers the Elder
The Birth of Adonis
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David Teniers the Elder ?

The Birth of Adonis, ca. 1600 – 1605


Dimensions
18.9 x 27.0 cm
height (right)
19.2 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on copper
Inventory Number
761
Acquisition
Acquired in 1823
Status
On display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Birth of Adonis
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on copper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1823

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Ovid: Metamorphosen, 10. Buch, Myrrha, 306-519

Iconclass

Primary
  • 92C4911 birth of Adonis: the tree splits open to release the baby; the Naiads take care of him
Secondary
  • 25HH151 deciduous forest - HH - ideal landscapes
  • 41A12 castle
Associative
  • 97AA4 Myrrha changed into a myrtle-tree: when fleeing from her father's wrath, Myrrha is changed into a myrtle-tree (Ovid, Metamorphoses X 489)

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15.05.2019