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19th Century Italian Large Mythological Painting Abduction of Europa


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A 19th century large Italian Painting depicting the Abduction of Europa, inspired by Ovid’s story in Metamorphoses—the Rape of Europa, the mythological famous legend featuring Zeus and Europa, the daughter of the Phoenician king. According to the story, Zeus transformed himself into a handsome white bull and abducted the lovely princess Europa from the beach, where she was playing with her friends. This large antique Italian oil on canvas painting is signed lower left by the Italian painter Carosini, is a very decorative painting, comes from a private Milanese collection, set in a giltwood frame. Good age related condition consistent with the mid-19th century dating. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago requires a governative license for export called Belle Arti. The shipping may require additional 2/3 handling weeks to require and get the license according to the final destination of the artwork.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 45.28 in (115 cm)Width: 56.3 in (143 cm)Depth: 2.76 in (7 cm)
  • Style:
    Romantic (Of the Period)
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  • Condition:
    Repaired: Old restorations. Relined with new wooden stretcher. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: A9761stDibs: LU2160327989482

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