Bernard Picart


Glaucus Changed Into A Sea-God



25 x 17.6 cm (total engraving: 35.6 x 25.6 cm)

In Greek mythology, Glaucus (from Γλαῦκος, meaning ‘glimmering’) was a mortal who turned into a prophetic sea-god upon eating a magical herb. It was believed that he came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen in storms, having earlier earned a living from the sea himself. 

Other copies of this engraving are held by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. 



Rotterdam Private Collection