Monstrous Engravings: Dragon or Monster Snapping at a Fly.

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A monster or dragon snapping at a fly. My redrawing of an engraving print made by Agostino Veneziano, Italian. 1515-1530.

This thing was simply so odd, when I saw the original I wanted to learn more about it. Alas, nothing much is on the internet pertaining to it. Is it a dragon or simply a monster, composed of parts of other animals? It has dog-, bird- and lion-like qualities. Its wings are pitifully useless and stick up from the end of the ribs. Β And why did the artist feel it was so necessary to accentuate its reproductive “status” to such a degree?


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