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Venus, a satyr, and Cupid

Bordone Paris
(Treviso 1500 - Venice 1571)

The work is mentioned as part of the Collection as early as the middle of the 17th century. The subject depicted could also be the nymph Antiope, who was seduced by Jupiter and transformed into a satyr, but the apple he is picking from the tree refers to the figure of Venus, this fruit being sacred to her. Formerly assigned to the school of Titian and considered a copy of Bellini, the canvas is now unanimously attributed to Bordon.

Object Details

Medium | oil on canvas, cm 122 x 148

Inventory | 119

Location | The storerooms

Period | '500

Classification | painting