Coast View with the Abduction of Europa

Oil on canvas | 96.2 x 167.6cm | c. 1645

Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée)

The maiden Europa rests atop a white bull, unaware it is the god Jupiter in disguise. According to the tale in Ovid's Metamorphoses, soon the animal will abduct her across the waves. Until then, she and her attendants festoon the seemingly innocent b...
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