Prometheus Chained to the Rocks of Caucausus. Cornelis CORT.

Prometheus Chained to the Rocks of Caucausus

1566.

Original engraving. Image measures 15 1/2" x 12 1/2", mounted on larger sheet with manuscript notes in ink.

Magnificent 16th century engraving by Cornelius Cort, after Titian (Tiziano Vecelli). Depicts Prometheus, or Tityus, bound to a rock, his liver being eaten by an eagle. Alternate title: Tityus Punished in Hell. Repairs to upper right and lower left corners. Minor creasing and abrasions, damp stains, and spotting. Trimmed.

Cornelis Cort (1533-1578) was Dutch engraver and draughtsman. He was a pupil of Hieronymus Cock before relocating to Italy, where he worked under Titian, engraving many of his paintings.

Language: English

Price: $950.00

Item #301357

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