Tempesta, Antonio

Italy, (1555-1630)

  • Antonio Tempesta - Ulyssis socij a Circe in porcos
  • Ulyssis socij a Circe in porcos

  • [Circe Changing Ulysses’ Men to Swine]
  • (17th cent.), etching
  • 4.1 x 4.6 in. (10.3 x 11.8 cm.)
  • illustration from:
    Ovid’s Metamorphoses, plate.135
  • Private collection

  • Antonio Tempesta - Calidonius ab Atalanta aper primo vulneratus a Meleagro interimitur
  • Calidonius ab Atalanta aper primo vulneratus a Meleagro interimitur

  • [Atalanta and Meleager Killing the Wild Boar]
  • (17th cent.), etching
  • 3.8 x 4.5 in. (9.7 x 11.4 cm.)
  • illustration from:
    Ovid’s Metamorphoses, plate. 76
  • Private collection

  • Antonio Tempesta - Atalantae caput exuviasque apri Meleager offert
  • Atalantae caput exuviasque apri Meleager offert

  • [Meleager Offering Atalanta the Head of the Boar]
  • (17th cent.), etching
  • 4.0 x 4.7 in. (10.2 x 11.9 cm.)
  • illustration from:
    Ovid’s Metamorphoses, plate. 77
  • Private collection

  • Antonio Tempesta - Hercules and the Boar of Erymanthus
  • Hercules and the Boar of Erymanthus

  • (1608), etching
  • 3.8 x 5.6 in. (9.7 x 14.3 cm.)
  • from: The Labors of Hercules series, plate. 4
  • Private collection

  • Antonio Tempesta - Boar Hunt
  • Boar Hunt

  • (17th cent.), etching
  • 8.1 x 11.1 in. (20.5 x 28.3 cm.)
  • from: Hunting Scenes series VII
  • Private collection

  • Antonio Tempesta - Boar Hunt
  • Boar Hunt

  • (17th cent.), etching
  • 7.9 x 11.2 in. (20.2 x 28.4 cm.)
  • from: Hunting Scenes series VII
  • Private collection

About the Artist

Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630) was an Italian painter, engraver and tapestry designer. He is now best known as a print maker in etching and engraving. Tempesta was part of the large set of artists working on the interior decoration of the Palazzo Vecchio.

His favorite subjects were battles, cavalcades, and processions. He left some 1800 etchings. Among his numerous prints are plates from the Old Testament; twenty-four plates from the Life of St. Anthony; a set of one hundred and fifty prints from Ovid’s Metamorphoses; the Labors of Hercules; the Ages of Man in four plates; the Entry of Alexander into Babylon; Diana and Acteaon; and the Crucifixion. [DES-02/11]

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