Ship of Calais and Zethes, Guided by Boreas and Orithyia, from The Argonautica
Maker and role
Artist: Remigio Cantagallina, Italian, ca. 1582-1656
Designer: Giulio Parigi, Italian, 1571-1635
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sheet, 7 5/8 x 10 1/2in (19.4 x 26.7cm)
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Inspired by the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonaut's quest for the Golden Fleece, the Argonautica was staged on the Arno River in Florence to celebrate the wedding of Prince Cosimo de' Medici and Maria Magdalena of Austria in 1608.
Signature & date
On each - LC: [title]. LR: Remigio CantaGallina F,-10. LL: Battaglia Nauale rapp: in Arno per le nozze del Sermo Principe di Toscana l'Anno 1608 [illus.].
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