Perseus Liberating Andromeda

Ignaz Franz Platzer

Ignaz Franz Platzer - Perseus Liberating Andromeda
The animated drawing is a design for a relief of unknown purpose, and a pendant to a sheet of identical dimensions bearing the subject of Pluto Kidnapping Proserpina. Both designs have often been related by scholars to the sculptural decoration of Kinský Palace in Prague (in which Platzer’s workshop predominantly participated); its two tympanums, however, display different reliefs.
measurements: height 161 mm
width 495 mm
material: paper
technique: Pen drawing in grey-brown, pencil underdrawing
inventory number: K 37272
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings