Monogrammist MF after after Meier, Melchior (fl. 1572-1582)
Etching/Ets: The Judgment of Midas (Het oordeel van Midas).
Apollo and Marsyas and the Judgement of Midas; reverse copy after Melchior Meier (Hollstein 7); Apollo at centre, holding a flaying knife in his left hand and the skin of Marsyas in his right hand; the flayed Marsyas hanging from a tree at right; Midas with the ears of an ass kneeling at left; satyrs and soldiers in background. The musical instrument of Apollo rests at his feet. Monogrammed and dated on the top right: ‘1536 / MF’. The original print by Meier was published in 1581. Date of this print ca 1620. On verso scribblings in pencil and a inky fingerprint.
Etching on laid paper, trimmed to plate mark: total 229 x 312 mm; very bright impression, possibly restored or bleached paper. Nagler 1802.