An image of Jason and the dragon

Salvator Rosa

(Italy 1615 – 1673)

Jason and the dragon

Other titles:
Jason charming the dragon
Location
Not on display
Further information

The subject is based on the account in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' in which Medea, who was in love with Jason, helped him in his quest for the Golden Fleece by giving him a magic potion to pour over the dragon that was guarding the treasure.

Year
1663-1664
Media
Print
Medium
etching and drypoint
Dimensions
34.2 x 21.6 cm platemark; 50.2 x 37.7 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l., [incised plate] "ROSA". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
232.1979