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The Rape of Ganymede
Oil on canvas. 1604
Cajés, Eugenio
The Rape of Ganymede
Oil on canvas. 1604
Cajés, Eugenio

This companion to The Fable of Leda (P120), whose original version is at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, shows Jupiter transformed into an eagle to ravish young Ganymede. It is one of a series of four mythological scenes that Correggio painted for the Duke of Mantua who, in turn, gave them to Charles V. Mythological subject matter became especially popular among members of the Spanish cour

The Rape of Ganymede
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Peter Paul
The Rape of Ganymede
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Peter Paul

Jupiter was so taken with Ganymede´s beauty that he transformed into an eagle to carry him off to Mount Olympus, where he became his cup-bearer. Rubens drew this story from the classical poet, Ovid´s Metamorphoses (X, 155-161). He depicts the moment when the eagle catches the young shepherd and lifts him into the air. The diagonal composition has a distinctly ascending sense and the lightening bol

The Rape of Ganymede
Oil on canvas. 1778
Julien de Parma
The Rape of Ganymede
Oil on canvas. 1778
Julien de Parma

Captivated by the beauty of Ganymede, Jupiter abducted him after turning himself into an eagle and carried him up to Olympus. The young Ganymede is carried to heaven by the eagle, while the shepherds look helplessly at the strange prodigy.

Ganymede
Pencil on paper. Mid-XVIIIcentury
Ajello, Eutichio
Ganymede
Pencil on paper. Mid-XVIIIcentury
Ajello, Eutichio

This drawing belongs to the Ajello Sketchbook, a group of fifty-nine unbound pencil drawings that were models for engraving to illustrate a descriptive calendar of sculptures that Philip V and his wife, Elizabeth of Farnesio, had gathered in the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso.

Ganymede
White marble. 160 - 170
Anonymous
Ganymede
White marble. 160 - 170
Anonymous

This decorative roman work is based on Hellenistic iconography that arose in the third century B.C. It shows the moment before Zeus, who has taken the form of an eagle, abducts the mythical shepherd of Troy in order to drink the wine of Olympus. Considered the most handsome mortal, Ganymede shepherded his father´s flocks. He is represented with an elaborate hairdo characteristic of Roman cupbearer

The Rape of Ganymede
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1826 - 1837
Rodríguez, Cayetano; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid; Madrazo y Agudo, José de
The Rape of Ganymede
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1826 - 1837
Rodríguez, Cayetano; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid; Madrazo y Agudo, José de

Es una litografía de Cayetano Rodríguez (activo en Madrid entre 1826 y 1837) que reproduce el óleo de Pedro Pablo Rubens conservado en el Museo Nacional del Prado (P01679). De esta estampa existen pocos ejemplares. Salió al mercado sin encuadernar en ninguno de los tres volúmenes de los que constaba la Colección litográfica de cuadros del rey de España el señor don Fernando VII, dirigida por José

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