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The Dramatic Image: Baroque Prints of the 17th Century

Simon Gribelin II
French, 1661–1733

Ornamental Panel from A Book of Several Ornaments Invented & Engraved by S. Gribelin (plate 7)

Engraving, 1682
Gift of Geoffrey R. Bennett, 1962.64

In the octagonal framed panel in the upper center of this print, winged Zephyr, Greek god of the west wind, is abducting Flora, goddess of flowers. Below this panel is a symmetrical foliate pattern composed of acanthus scrolls. Collections of armaments and tools, attributes of the two gods, hang alongside.