Jupiter and Antiope.
Rare mezzotint, 350 x 250mm. 13¾ x 9¾".
A half-naked Antiope dangles a bunch of grapes above the head of Jupiter as a satyr. The subject of Jupiter and Antiope appears, with some variations, in a number of classical texts: Jupiter, disguised as a satyr, seduces the beautiful young Antiope, who subsequently bears him twin sons, Amphion and Zethus. As was the case in most of Jupiter's conquests, Antiope was then hounded by vengeful relatives and was only rescued after many years by her adult sons. Numbered '201' lower right.
[Ref: 17592] £320.00