Eimmart: Dido and Aeneas go on a hunt

Dido and Aeneas ride out to hunt; a driver holds a pack of hounds.

Dido und Aeneas reiten zur Jagd aus; ein Treiber halt eine Koppel Hunde. (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. 15.

Comments

Dido carries a quiver and looks over her shoulder at Aeneas, carrying a spear. A dog handler, with hounds in hand, looks back at the hunters. Carthage sprawls in the background and in the harbor in the distance can be seen the Trojan fleet. (Lucy McInerney)

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Date
1688
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Dimensions
21.86x16.92cm
Inscription
Lib. IV. Aen. v. 136. Tandem progreditur magna stipante caterva,/ usque 142.
Location
Bavarian State Library, Munich
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