3697 – The Cruelty of Medea, or, The Wrath of Medea, etching 1737

Size:
25 x 18 cm
Information:

An etching on paper from M. L' Abbe's (Antoine) Banier's, Les metamorphoses d´Ovide.

Main image shows Medea in a chariot drawn by dragon-serpents on a cloud.  Medea points to the scene of murder; her two sons by Jason lie dead before the building from whose doorway floods fire and smoke.  Inside but not seen, are Glauce and her father King Creon, burning alive:  Glauce's wedding gown had been enchanted by Medea to catch fire.

 

Materials:
Paper, ink
Copyright ownership:
MWM