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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, 16th century
Title
The Calumny of Apelles
Work Type
Print
Date
1560
Material
engraving
Measurements
Sheet: 37.3 x 32.3 cm (14 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.); Platemark: 36.9 x 31.9 cm (14 1/2 x 12 9/16 in.)
Description
This allegory of injustice, popular with Renaissance artists for its moral content, is based on a written description of a lost painting by the ancient Greek artist Apelles. An enthroned judge with large ears is flanked by Suspicion and blindfolded Ignorance. He extends a hand to Calumny (Slander), who, helped by Envy, drags a young man by the hair into court. This youth protests his innocence to Truth and Time, who descend on a cloud to reveal Calumny’s lies and vindicate the accused. Deceit stands behind Calumny with a large net, while Repentance casts an apologetic glance toward Truth from beside the window.
State: III/VI
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Engraving
Department: Prints
Provenance: [R. E. Lewis, Inc., Larkspur, CA, 1993]; Phillip Sommerville, Toronto; [Susan Schulman Printseller]
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Related Item
Lewis & Lewis 27
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2012.8_full.tif
SSID
24627508

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