BRUYN, Nicolaes de
(b. 1571, Antwerpen, d. 1656, Rotterdam)

The Golden Age

Engraving, 442 x 686 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This engraving by the Antwerp engraver Nicolaes de Bruyn was made after a drawing by Abraham Bloemaert. This composition is the most impressive version of the story, taken by Ovid's Metamorphoses, by a Netherlandish artist up to that time.