Venus and Cupid With a Satyr After Correggio
The painting depicts Venus sleeping with her son Eros. Behind them, a satyr is caught discovering the goddess. The picture is often also seen as portraying Jupiter and Antiope. According to mythology and Ovid, Jupiter had turned himself into a satyr to rape the nymph. The original painting of Venus and Cupid with a Satyr (c. 1528) was painted by the Italian High Renaissance artist Antonio Allegri da Correggio. It is now in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. In the 16thC this painting was in the private collection of count Nicholas Maffei.
Dimensions: 30″H (76cm) x 24″W (61cm)
Ref: AB RP2655