Cephalus and Aurora

Oil on canvas | 96.9 x 131.3cm | c. 1630

Nicolas Poussin

Aurora, goddess of dawn, is in love with the mortal Cephalus and tries to seduce him. Cephalus, dressed here in blue, turns away from Aurora, rejecting her advances. He gazes towards a portrait of his wife, Procris, held by a winged cupid. Later, whe...
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