European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Jupiter and CallistoMade in Rome, Italy, Europe
Early 17th century
Attributed to Karel Philips Spierincks, Flemish (active Rome), 1609 - 1639
Oil on canvas
1963-116-12The Mr. and Mrs. Carroll S. Tyson, Jr., Collection, 1963
LabelAt left, Jupiter, disguised as Diana, goddess of the hunt, embraces the nymph Callisto. Callisto reappears in the distance being dragged by the hair by Jupiter's jealous wife, Juno, who can be identified by her characteristic chariot and peacocks.
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