Orpheus and Eurydice
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Painted at about the same time as the Diogenes, this picture is very different in its mood of calm melancholy. In the foreground sits Orpheus playing the lyre, while to the left his bride Eurydice shrinks away from the snake whose bite was to cause her death. The magnificent landscape is composed of well known buildings of ancient Rome, including the mausoleum of Hadrian.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1650
Artist age:Approximately 56 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 120 cm (47.24 in.), Width: 200 cm (78.74 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 23 July 2013.
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