Circe with Companions of Ulysses Changed into Beasts

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (called Il Grechetto), Italian, 1610 - 1665


about 1650

Etching on laid paper

Plate: 8 11/16 × 12 3/16 in. (22 × 31 cm)

Sheet: 9 7/16 × 12 3/16 in. (24 × 30.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower right: G. BENED.s [s in superscript] CASTILIONVS. / GENVERSIC. in. Pin; signed, in brown ink, on reverse, lower right: G Castiglione; Watermark, center: [under image] [indistinct]

Course History

ITAL 23, Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture, Nancy Canepa, Spring 2012

CLST 04, Classical Mythology, Simone Oppen, Fall 2020

ITAL 23, 17th and 18th Century Italian Literature, Nancy Canepa, Spring 2022

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 44, Femme Fatales, Changing Conceptions of the Dangerous Female in the Male Imagination, Marissa Slany, Class of 2008, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 17-May 11, 2008.

A Space for Dialogue 71, Agents of Change: Metamorphosis and the Feminine, Claire J. Hunter, Class of 2012, Mellon Special Project Curatorial Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 14-August 12,2012.


The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Unversity of Texas, Austin; sold to Carolyn Bullard Fine Prints and Drawings, Dallas, Texas; sold to present collection, 2004.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 22; Bellini 60 II/II

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