Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This picture is based on an engraving of Diana by Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio of 1526 after a design by Rosso Fiorentino, from the series "Gods in Niches." A second inspiration is the two versions of Leda and the Swan (both lost) by Leonardo da…

Our painting was engraved by Marcelin Gilbert Desboutin (1823–1902) and etched by Léopold Flameng (1831–1911).

This picture was influenced by but not modeled after Titian's "Venus and Adonis" (Prado, Madrid), which Rubens copied in Madrid in 1628–29. On the whole, however, Rubens's design, in composition and mood, is more like the engraving after a design…

This picture is among the most impressive products of the collaboration between Rubens and his older colleague, Jan Brueghel. Rubens must have determined the overall design and painted all the figures, with Brueghel probably responsible for everthing…

From at least the time the picture hung at Althorp House, the canvas was extended considerably at the top and somewhat less at the bottom so that it would be closer in scale to Guido Reni's "Liberality and Modesty" [see Ref. Garlick 1976, pl. 28] in…

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