Great mythological painting from the 18th century, the rape of Europa

Ancient Italian painting from the first half of the 18th century. Framework oil on canvas depicting the mythological subject Rape of Europa of excellent pictorial quality. Painting of great size and impact adorned with a pleasantly sculpted, lacquered and gilded 20th-century frame (see picture). 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, was kidnapped and taken to the island of Crete where she became queen and mother of Minos. Painting inspired by the famous work of the master Guido Reni, for antique dealers, interior decorators and collectors of ancient Italian painting. Painting that has undergone a conservative restoration, relining, replacement of the frame and color recovery in various points (see picture). Framework of excellent luminosity characterized by lively colors. Painting that has some signs of the time, overall in good state of conservation. Sight size H 114 X W 85 cm

Sizes: H 131 X L 102 X P 6 cm

Technique: Oil on canvas

Age: 18th century

Cod: 10529

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