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Lycaon Metamorphosed Into A Wolf

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Antique print from Les Temple Des Muses:Lycaon Metamorphosed Into A Wolf
Lycaon Metamorphosed Into A Wolf
  • Availability: 1
  • Artist / Collection: Bernard Picart
  • Product Code: FRP33869
US$125.00

48.5 x 32 cm (19.1 x 12.6 inches).
Lycaon Metamorphosed Into A Wolf
This spectacular baroque engraving is from Bernard Picart's Le Temple Des Muses.
The engraving was made in 1733, is from the first edition and is an original antique. It has captions in French, English, German, and Dutch.
It is in very good condition for its age.
Lycaon, in Greek mythology, a legendary king of Arcadia. Traditionally, he was an impious and cruel king who tried to trick Zeus, the king of the gods, into eating human flesh. The god was not deceived and in wrath devastated the earth with Deucalion's flood, according to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book I. Lycaon himself was turned into a wolf

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Style
Date Made 1700s
Paper Size ~19.1 x 12.6 inches (48.5 x 32 cm)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Black/White
Size Category 41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]
Tags: wolf , mythology , greek