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Item Details
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Culture
France, 16th century
Title
Combats and Triumphs
Work Type
Print
Date
probably 1560s
Material
engraving
Measurements
Image: 6.5 x 21.9 cm (2 9/16 x 8 5/8 in.); Secondary Support: 7 x 22.5 cm (2 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)
Description
Etienne Delaune (French, 1518/19-1583)
Combats and Triumphs, probably 1560s
Engravings
Gift of Leonard C. Hanna 1924.671-.674
The Triumph of Bacchus
Battle of Men and Animals
Combat of the Naked Men
Battle of the Centaurs and the Lapiths
The four prints shown here come from a series of twelve known as the
Combats and Triumphs. The friezelike composition reflects the artist's
study of marble relief carvings on Greek and Roman sarcophagi (coffins),
here reduced to a preciously small setting. Against a flat, stagelike
background, Delaune's balletic warriors engage in a Mannerist version of
artificial war.
Etienne Delaune was inspired by the art created at Fontainebleau, but he
worked in Paris and then Strasbourg during the late 1500s. His small,
exquisitely executed engravings reflect his training as a goldsmith and his
work as a medallist.
State: I/IV
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Engraving
Department: Prints
Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr.
Accession Number
Related Item
Robert-Dumesnil IX.87.281
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1924.667_full.tif
SSID
24582653

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