Jupiter and Antiope, attributed to Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734).

Oil on canvas, 176.5cm by 129cm.

In Roman mythology the god Jupiter, in the form of a satyr, seduced Antiope, the beautiful daughter of the King of Thebes.

Ricci trained in Venice and worked in Turin, Rome, Milan and Florence, where his fresco cycles are thought to be his finest work, before a period in both London and Paris.


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