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PETER OLIVER (1589-1647)

Venus, Cupid and a satyr


RCIN 452457

The Latin poet Ovid relates in his Metamorphoses how Antiope, a Greek nymph, was overcome by Jupiter in the guise of a satyr, as she lay sleeping in a woodland glade. The story was popularly used by artists as a device for the depiction of the female nude.

Acquired by Queen Victoria in 1885

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