Apollo and Diana Punishing Niobe by Killing her Children

Oil on canvas | 203 x 249.5cm | 1591

Abraham Bloemaert

The story of Niobe is related in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Canto 6, 146-312):

Niobe was the daughter of the proud King Tantalus of Phrygia. She married Amphion, the king of Thebes, and bore him seven sons and seven daughters. She bragged of her many chi...
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