(b. 1503, Parma, d. 1540, Casal Maggiore)
Circe and the Companions of Ulyssesc. 1527
Black pencil, pen and brown ink and wash, white lead on white paper, 230 x 279 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
In this episode from the Odyssey, Circe offers Odysseus's men a magic potion that will turn them into beasts, yet leave them helplessly aware of their changed state.