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Peter Oliver (1589-1647)

Venus, Cupid and a satyr 1633

RCIN 452457

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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