Great 17th century mythological painting, Mercury and Argus

Antique Flemish painting from the 17th century. Framework oil on canvas depicting mythological subject Mercury and Argus of good pictorial quality. The giant Argos watched over the young Io, seduced by Jupiter and transformed into a heifer. The messenger of the Gods put Argus to sleep with the hypnotic music of his flute and then decapitated him. Large-scale and impactful painting for antique dealers, interior decorators and collectors of ancient Flemish painting. 20th century wooden frame richly carved and silvered, beautifully decorated. Work that has undergone a conservative restoration, relining, replacement of the frame and color recovery in some points (see photo). Ideal painting to be placed in a living room or study, with good brightness and pleasant decor. In good condition. Sight size H 102 x W 167 cm.

Sizes: H 122 x L 187 x P 8 cm

Technique: Oil on canvas

Age: 17th century

Cod: 9954




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