Cherubino Alberti (Artist), Polidoro da Caravaggio (After)

Apollo pursuing Daphne

Apollo pursuing Daphne by Cherubino Alberti, Polidoro da Caravaggio

Artwork Detail

This engraving by Alberti is taken from a series of eleven Mythological Subjects after Polidoro. Pursued by Apollo, Daphne changes into a laurel tree to escape his attentions. An engraving of this scale is quite unusual for the 17th century, although the medium was popular when reproducing larger scale works by other artists. Etching, on the other hand, was the preferred medium when printmakers were demonstrating their virtuosity, in that it was nearest to drawing, whether in ink, crayon or graphite. (A Connoisseur's Eye: Prints from the Tomory Collection, 2005)

Apollo pursuing Daphne
Cherubino Alberti, Polidoro da Caravaggio
Production date
220 x 145 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Peter Tomory Collection, purchased 2004
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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