Isle of the River God Arno with Four Tuscan Rivers, Isle of the River God Ombrone with Four Sienese Rivers, Thetis and Nereids on a Shell, and Nereids on Shells, on a Whale, and on a Sea Tortoise from The Argonautica

Maker and role
Artist: Remigio Cantagallina, Italian, ca. 1582-1656
Designer: Giulio Parigi, Italian, 1571-1635
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Object detail

sheet, 7 5/8 x 10 1/2in (19.4 x 26.7cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
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Further information
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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