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After Antonio Allegri da Correggio (1489 – 1534) - a Superb 19th Century Rendition of the Famous Sensual Painting Jupiter and Io

Io, daughter of Inachus, the king of Argos, is seduced by Jupiter (Zeus in Greek), who hides behind the dunes to avoid hurting the jealous Juno (Hera in Greek). Jupiter was often tempted by other women and took on various disguises in order to cover his romantic escapades, one time taking the form of a swan, another time of an eagle, and in this painting he is not becoming something else so much as enveloping himself in a dark cloud, even though it is bright daylight. He is embracing the nymph, his face barely visible above hers. She is pulling Jupiter's vague, smoky hand towards herself with barely contained sensuality.
Noteworthy is the contrast between the evanescent figure of the immaterial Jupiter, and the sensual substance of Io's body, shown lost in an erotic rapture. Kindly consult the Web to better appropriate the quality of this copy.
It has the identical measurements of the original 163,5 cm by 70,5 cm and is in perfect condition.
Due to its size it can only be collected in Vienna personally or through the commission of a transport/expedition company at the sole discretion of the purchaser.

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