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"Apollo and Marsyas: The Judgement of Midas" 1581

RH Inscription on tablet in tree: "FRANC.MED.MA.ETRVR.D.II.P.D.M.15.DD.81.MM" CRE MEIER, Melchior; (Swiss; 16th/17th century) Meier was identifed by Bartsch in his catalogue of Martino Rota. He seems to be a Swiss born artist who worked in Florence in the 1580s. The subject of Marsyas allows the artist to exploit his knowledge of anatomy, which was taught - following the example of Michelangelo - …