Jupiter and Mercury in the House of Philemon and Boucis
8 x 8 1/2 in. (20.3 x 21.6 cm)
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Purchased with funds provided by Benjamin D. Bernstein
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
The Roman gods Jupiter and Mercury (Hermes) come to earth disguised as mortals. They visit the rustic house of the impoverished elderly couple Baucis and Philemon, who tend graciously to their visitors. According to the Roman poet Ovid, Baucis and Philemon were rewarded for their generous hospitality when their lives were spared during a cataclysmic flood.
Storage : Works on Paper : 14x18 : 2.3.42