Eimmart: The death of Anchises

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Anchises dies, lying on a bed, surrounded by grieving Trojans, including Aeneas and Ascanius.

Anchises stirbt, auf einem Bett liegend, umringt von trauernden Trojanern, darunter Aeneas und Ascanius. (Suerbaum)

Engraving from a German children’s picture-book version of the Aeneid by G. J. Lang and G. C. Eimmart, “A tapestry of Roman virtues as seen in Vergil’s Aeneas and his brave deeds, rendered in sparkling engravings, as illustrations of the remarkable deeds of antiquity, for the common benefit of noble youth,” (Peplus virtutum Romanarum in Aenea Virgiliano eiusque rebus fortiter gestis, ad maiorem antiquitatis et rerum lucem, communi iuventutis sacratae bono, aere renitens) (Nuremburg: J.L. Buggel, 1688), pl. 13.

 

 

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The last event Aeneas recounts briefly to Dido at Carthage is the death of his father Anchises at Drepanum (III.710-11), pictured here recumbent on a bed. Aeneas gestures above him, Ascanius clasps his hands at the foot of the bed, and all the Trojans in the room are openly lamenting. (Lucy McInerney)

Bibliography: 

Werner Suerbaum, Handbuch der illustrierten Vergil-Ausgaben, 1502–1840 (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2008), 13.

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Date: 
1688
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Dimensions: 
21.86x16.92cm
Inscription: 
Lib. III. Aen: v. 708. Heu genitorem, omnis curae casusque levamen/ Amitto Anchisen.
Location: 
Bavarian State Library, Munich
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