"Paolo Cagliari (Veronese, 1528-1588.) Verona. The rape of Europa. 146 x 104. Original in the gallery of the Palace of the Conservatori, at the Capitol, Rome. The myth is that Jupiter, under the form of a bull, so pleased Europa by his beauty and gentleness, that she mounted on his back, whereupon he made off and swam with her to the island of Crete, where he assumed his own form and made love to her."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.