Great 17th century mythological painting, Rape of Europa

Antique Italian painting from the second half of the 17th century. Artwork oil on canvas depicting the mythological subject Rape of Europa of excellent pictorial quality. Painting of great size and impact, for antique dealers, interior decorators and collectors of paintings with a mythological subject. Painting that develops horizontally, full of characters, cupids, festoon with flowers and decorative elements. The triton on which the two putti are playing in the lower left is beautiful (see photo). On the right we find the frightened maids who, with eloquent gestures of their arms, try to warn the Phoenician princess. The myth tells that Zeus, in love with Europa, transformed himself into a beautiful and tame white bull to be able to approach her. Europa, once mounted on the back of the animal, she was kidnapped and taken to the island of Crete where she became queen and mother of Minos. Painting that has recently undergone a conservative restoration, relining, replacement of the frame and color recovery in some small points (see photo). In good condition.

Sizes: H 123 x L 176 x P 3 cm

Age: 17th century

Technique: Oil on canvas

Cod: 10525

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