Prometheus and the Vulture

Francesco Bartolozzi, 21 Sep 1727 - 7 Mar 1815



Prometheus and the Vulture

Francesco Bartolozzi 21 Sep 1727 - 7 Mar 1815

Summary

Male nude figure facing forward lying on his left side and tied to a rock with straps around his left arm and left leg. He is the Greek mythological figure Prometheus. A bird with its wings outstretched and a claw on a rock leans over the man with its beak near his chest. There is a tree with a horrifying face forming out of the trunk to the left.


Object Name

Prometheus and the Vulture

Creators Name

Francesco Bartolozzi

Date Created

about 1790

Dimensions

print: 19.1cm x 33.8cm
plate: 25.4cm x 35.5cm
support: 37.1cm x 53.2cm

accession number

1966.686/4

Support

paper

Medium

ink (black)


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