Feb 4, 2008
Jan 20, 2010

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis


follower of Georg Raphael Donner

(Austrian, 1693-1741)


Overall: 20.6 x 20.7 cm (8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1987.198



Venus, the goddess of love, fell in love with the mortal Adonis. Here she urges him not to pursue the dangerous sport of hunting boar, advice he ignored, eventually leading to his death.

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