Venus and Adonis

Oil on canvas | 168 x 230cm | c. 1658

Ferdinand Bol

Bol here painted a scene from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The goddess of love, Venus, and young Amor, try to deter Adonis from going on a boar hunt. Venus fears for his life. Bol – a pupil of Rembrandt – displays a smooth and bright manner of painting very...
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