Pietro Sante Bartoli

(Italy 1615 or 1635 – 07 Nov 1700)

after Giulio Romano

(Italy 1499 – 1546)

Hylas seized by nymphs

Location
Not on display
Further information

Hylas was one of the Argonauts and the favourite page of Heracles. When the Argos stopped at Bithynia, Hylas was sent to fetch water from a nearby spring. Enamoured of his great beauty, the nymphs drew Hylas into the spring and he was never seen again.

Year
17th century
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
31.5 x 54.0 cm platemark; 50.0 x 75.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
237.1979