Aeneid Slideshow

  • A drawing of Neptune, with his trident, and riding in a chariot made of a seashell and drawn by hippogriffs, advancing across the sea toward a rocky landscape.

    Quos Ego (Book I, lines 124ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 114 x 157 mm
    Formerly private collection, Amsterdam

  • A drawing of two men in classical dress standing in the foreground and gesturing toward several men in the background who are preparing to eat a meal spread out beneath a tree.

    Arrival at Carthage (Book I, lines 160ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

  • A drawing of a man in classical dress shooting a stag with a bow and arrow in a wooded landscape setting.

    Aeneas Hunting at Carthage (Book I, lines 157-222ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 162 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02728)

  • A drawing of three Olympian gods in the clouds floating above a wooded landscape; at the left, a standing goddess accompanied by a putto confronts a seated god; at the right, a second god descends to the earth.

    Venus Intercedes with Jupiter (Book I, lines 223-304), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 117 x 162 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02729)

  • A drawing of three figures in classical dress standing in a wooded landscape and watching a flock of geese fly off across the sky.

    Venus Disguised as a Huntress Tells Aeneas of Dido and Carthage (Book I, lines 314ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 116 x 160 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02730)

  • A drawing of two men in antique dress standing just outside a portico with handwritten text included underneath the image.

    Aeneas and Achates Outside the Temple of Juno (Book I, lines 418-463), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, brown wash, red chalk; 193 x 160 mm
    Paris, Louvre (inv. no. 23130)

  • A drawing of a crowded banquet hall in a classical palace with handwritten text included below the image.

    The Feast of Dido (Book I, lines 695ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white, over black chalk; 193 x 175 mm (annotated “HG” lower left)
    New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery (inv. no. 1975.89)

  • A drawing of a battle scene within the walls of the ancient city of Troy with handwritten text included below the image.

    The Fall of Troy (Book II, lines 437ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 193 x 162 mm
    Formerly Emile Wolf, New York

  • A drawing of dozens of women and children in antique dress standing on the shores of a busy seaport with a handwritten text included beneath the image.

    Leaving Troy (Book III, lines 1ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over graphite, with vertical lines in red chalk, heightened with white (partially oxidized); 193 x 164 mm (annotated “HG” lower left)
    New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. no. 49.169)

  • A drawing of three figures dressed in robes and bearing staffs appearing in the tent of a sleeping man.

    The Penates Appear to Aeneas in a Dream (Book III, lines 147ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with gray-brown wash over graphite, heightened with white; 189 x 164 mm
    Cambridge, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund (inv. no. 1966.104)

  • A drawing of two young women dressed in elegant antique dress conversing in the coffered hall of a classical palace.

    Anna and Dido Discuss Aeneas (Book IV, lines 1‒53), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Alice Steiner, New York

  • A drawing of two men in classical dress, one on horseback and one of foot, fleeing from a storm.

    The Hunt and the Cave (Book IV, lines 129ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 158 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02731)

  • A drawing of a naked winged female figure with a trumpet soaring above a classical landscape in which a crowd of people have gathered in front of a round temple.

    Fama Tells the World of the Union of Dido and Aeneas and Jupiter Sends Mercury to Carthage (Book IV, lines 173‒237), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 114 x 159 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02732)

  • A drawing of a standing man in classical dress taking leave of a seated, weeping woman in an elegant room in a large palace overlooking a harbor.

    Aeneas Bids Farewell to Dido (Book IV, 305ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Antwerp, private collection

  • A drawing of a woman dressed in robes and a veil confronting a man in antique costume on the shore of a busy seaport where several men are engaged in building a ship.

    Anna Pleads with Aeneas Not to Leave (Book IV, 427ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink over graphite underdrawing, heightened with white (partially oxidized), a rose wash on the bottom left; 116 x 161 mm
    New York, private collection

  • A drawing of two women, one older and wearing a veil and the other much younger and wearing a crown, seated and engaged in discussion in a large, elegant room of a classical palace.

    Anna and Dido (Book IV, lines 416 or 478ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Foolscap Fine Art, The Hague, 2012

  • A drawing of a god appearing on a bank of clouds to a man in classical armor reclining on the rocky shores of a deserted seaport, where several ships are anchored.

    Mercury Bids Aeneas to Leave Carthage (Book IV, lines 554ff.), ca. 1615
    Black chalk with pen and brown ink, washed with brown ink, heightened with white; 113 x 157 mm
    Antwerp, private collection

  • A drawing of an old man with a long beard dressed in robes appearing to a younger man reclining in a canopied bed set in a darkened room.

    Anchises Appears to Aeneas in a Dream (Book V, lines 721ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with wash and black chalk; 114 x 152 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02736)

  • A drawing of dozens of women and children in antique dress standing on the shores of a busy seaport watching men in classical armor leave to board several ships.

    Leaving the Women Behind (Book V, lines 762ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

  • A drawing of Venus floating on a cloud above a turbulent sea speaking to Neptune, who is seated on a sea creature and bears his trident.

    Venus Implores Neptune on Aeneas's Behalf (Book V, lines 779ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 162 mm
    New York, private collection

  • A drawing of a man in antique armor accompanied by a cloaked figure walking through an apocalyptic landscape with ruined walls and towers and several naked figures suffering various tortures.

    Aeneas Enters the Underworld (Book VI, lines 285ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, heightened with white (partially oxidized); 118 x 163 mm
    New York, private collection

  • A drawing of several figures in a landscape setting with a man in armor accosting a young near a ruined brick wall.

    Aeneas Begs Dido's Forgiveness (Book VI, lines 450ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

  • A drawing of a robed, veiled figure leading a man in antique armor into a large, dark, vaulted ruin that shelters scores of mythological figures such as centaurs and griffons.

    In the Underworld (Book VI, lines 548ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

  • A drawing of a woman surrounded by several different animals, including a bear, a fox and a lion, standing by the sea and greeting sailors in a ship.

    Circe Enticing Aeneas (Book VII, lines 10–20ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 150 mm
    Private collection, Belgium

  • A drawing of several men engaged in digging, carrying raw materials, or building homes of brick and mortar.

    Trojans Building Their Homes (Book VII, lines 290ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

  • A drawing of a bare-chested man gesturing wildly at a queen seated next to her consort in the sumptuous throne room of a classical palace.

    Allecto Maddens Queen Amata (Book VII, lines 341ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink and brown wash; 117 x 154 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02737)

  • A drawing of several women in antique dress with crowns of flowers and leaves dancing in a woodland setting.

    Amata's Dance (Book VII, lines 373ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

  • A drawing of a man in robes appearing to a man reclining in a canopied bed set in an elegant classical palace.

    Allecto Appears to Turnus (Book VII, lines 413ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Foolscap Fine Art, The Hague, 2012

  • A drawing of a hunting scene set in a forest, in the foreground of which a stag sporting a jeweled collar is chased by three dogs.

    Ascanius Kills Sylvia's Stag (Book VII, lines 483ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink over black chalk; 117 x 156 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02733)

     

  • A drawing of a standing older man crowned with leaves and carrying a cornucopia pointing out a nearby river to a reclining man in antique dress.

    The River God Tiber Appears to Aeneas (Book VIII, lines 26ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink heightened with white (partially oxidized); 121 x 158 mm
    Amsterdam, private collection

     

  • A drawing of several men in antique armor trying to capture wild pigs running loose on the shores of a broad river.

    The Sow Appears at the Place Rome is to be Founded (Book VIII, lines 81ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

     

  • A drawing of several men and women enjoying a feast spread out on the ground of an elegant garden near the sea.

    Evander's Feast (Book VIII, lines 175ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

     

  • A drawing of a king wearing heavy robes and a crown welcoming a younger man in antique armor into a large, lofty room in a classical palace where a canopied bed has been placed.

    Evander Welcomes Aeneas (Book VIII, lines 366ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly private collection, Amsterdam

  • A drawing of several half-naked men working in a forge set up in a cave that opens onto the shores of a sea.

    Vulcan Forging Aeneas's Arms (Book VIII, lines 416ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

     

  • A drawing of Venus and Cupid standing on the edge of a battlefield and offering a man in antique dress an elaborate suit of armor.

    Venus Gives Aeneas His Arms (Book VIII, lines 615ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink over black chalk; 114 x 155 mm
    Christie’s, Amsterdam, November 21, 1989, lot 11

     

  • A drawing of a woman in classical dress stepping toward a man in antique armor reclining under a tree. In the background, a rainbow arches over the scene of an encampment.

    Iris Tells Turnus that Aeneas Left to Seek Tuscan Reinforcements (Book IX, lines 1ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 150 mm
    Sotheby’s, London, January 25, 2007, lot 25

     

  • A drawing of a man in antique armor on horseback riding before the massive gates of a classical fortified town and drawing his sword.

    Turnus Storms the Trojans' Camp and Challenges them to a Fight (Book IX, lines 25ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 150 mm
    Sotheby’s, London, January 25, 2007, lot 25

     

  • A drawing of a soldier in antique costume bearing a shield and wielding a sword pursuing a second soldier on foot.

    Euryalus and Nisus (Book IX, lines 314ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

     

  • A drawing of a crying woman falling to her knees supported between two soldiers in antique armor.

    Euryalus's Mother Consoled (Book IX, lines 473ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink heightened with white (partially oxidized); 197 x 158 mm (annotated “HG” lower right)
    New York, Pierpont Morgan Library (inv. no. 1973.22)

     

  • A drawing of several Olympian gods and goddesses seated on clouds floating above a military camp set up on the shores the sea.

    Council of the Gods (Book X, lines 1ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 152 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02734)

     

  • A drawing of a battle between foot soldiers in classical armor on the shores of a sea with boats sailing in the background.

    Aeneas Returns to Fight Turnus (Book X, lines 287ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

     

  • A drawing of two armored figures meeting on a battlefield just outside the fortified walls of an ancient city.

    Aeneas Grants Peace (Book XI, lines 100‒138), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 150 mm
    Sotheby’s, London, January 25, 2007, lot 25

     

  • A drawing of several soldiers in antique armor gathered around a tent in a military encampment.

    Latin Council(?) (Book XI, lines 236ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Kate de Rothschild, dealer, London

     

  • A drawing of a battle raging before the fortified walls of an ancient city in the foreground of which a giant man in antique armor fights off several smaller soldiers.

    Battle between Trojans and Latins (Book XI, lines 496ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink and brown wash over graphite; 197 x 158 mm (annotated “HG” lower left)
    Sotheby’s, London, July 6, 2005, lot 34

     

  • A drawing of a young woman in antique armor dying in the arms of two soldiers who are trying to support her collapsing figure.

    Death of Camilla (Book XI, lines 785‒835), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 150 mm
    Sotheby’s, London, January 25, 2007, lot 25

     

  • A drawing of a standing women in flowing robes and a crown and accompanied by a peacock speaking to a naked female goddess reclining against a large urn.

    Juno Speaks to Juterna (Book XII, lines 134ff.), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink over black chalk; 114 x 155 mm
    Christie’s, Amsterdam, November 21, 1989, lot 11

     

  • A drawing of several men in armor gathered around a small altar at which a priest is conducting a sacrifice.

    Aeneas and Latinus Sacrifice (Book XII, lines 161‒175), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 115 x 158 mm
    Formerly Adolphe Stein, dealer, Paris

     

  • A drawing of several courtiers on a platform in front of a palace overlooking a battlefield below. To the right of the viewer, a woman lies in the arms of a servant; nearby, a king brandishes a sword.

    The Suicide of Queen Amata (Book XII, lines 593‒613), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink; 110 x 152 mm
    Private collection, Antwerp

  • A drawing of a god and a goddess seated on clouds overlooking a raging battle far below them.

    Jupiter Orders Juno to Cease Interfering (Book XII, lines 791‒842), ca. 1615
    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk; 115 x 150 mm
    Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus (inv. no. PK.OT.02735)