Pygmalion and Galatea

Sepia wash | 20.5 x 14.1cm | c. 1812-1820

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Francisco de Goya)

A sculptor chisels away at his statue of an ideal woman. Francisco José Goya y Lucientes here referred to the mythological story of Pygmalion, the legendary king of Cyprus who fell in love with a statue. According to Ovid, Pygmalion carved the statue...
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