An image of Apollo and Daphne

Agostino dei Musi

(Italy circa 1490 – post 1536)

Apollo and Daphne

Location
Not on display
Further information

Agostino began his career in Venice and Florence where he made engravings after Giulio Campagnola, Baccio Bandinelli and Andrea del Sarto. In 1516 he went to Rome, where over the next decade he produced numerous engravings after Raphael. The subject illustrates the legendary transformation of the Daphne into a tree as she is pursued by Apollo. The mark in the top left corner is that of the 18th-century English collector, Sir Edward Astley.

Year
1515
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
23.0 x 17.0 cm image; 23.4 x 17.3 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Dated u.l. image, [incised plate] "1515".

Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
6440