An image of The death of Procris

Giorgio Ghisi

(Italy 1520 – 1582)

after Giulio Romano

(Italy 1499 – 1546)

The death of Procris

Location
Not on display
Further information

The story is told in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': Cephalus and Procris were devoted in marriage, however, Procris had her suspicions aroused over her husband's morning hunting expeditions. One morning she followed him, keeping herself hidden. Cephalus, hearing a noise among the leaves and thinking that it was a wild animal, threw his lance

Year
circa 1540
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
39.0 x 56.8 cm image/sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
236.1979