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Orpheus Charming the Beasts


Pirro Ligorio


16th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Orpheus Charming the Beasts, Pirro Ligorio
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Medium: Drawings and Watercolors, Drawings | Pen and brown ink on white laid paper
Size: 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. (12.07 x 11.11 cm) (sheet, irregular)8 x 6 9/16 in. (20.32 x 16.67 cm) (mount)18 x 14 1/16 in. (45.72 x 35.72 cm) (mat)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Naples
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 16th century
Inscriptions: Inscribed bottom center in pen and brown ink: "Orphaeus"; bottom left in pen and brown ink; a heptagon with the sides numbered, within a square with the words "septangano" (?) written over it; across the top in pen and in the same brown ink a fragmentary "C" (Lugt 474, formerly thought to be the mark of P. Crozat)
Physical Description: Seated man playing a lyre, with various animals and birds seated and perched on branches around him; inscriptions at top and bottom; mounted to ivory sheet with grey and gold borders
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Professor Alfred Moir in memory of Louis Nippert Zelle
Accession Number: 2003.154
Artist: Pirro Ligorio, Italian, 1513 - 1583
Role: Artist
Nationality: Italian
Life Dates: Italian, 1513 - 1583
Added to Site: February 28, 2009