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The Shower of Gold, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Liberi (copy after)
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1605
1877
Old
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 637
"Pietro Liberi. (1605-1687.) Padua. The shower of gold. 66 x 47. Danae, the daughter of Acrisius, King of Argos, was secluded by the latter, to forestall the fulfillment of a prediction by the oracle that she would bear a son who would kill and succeed him. A son was, nevertheless born to her. She imputed the boy to Jupiter, who, she alleged, descended on her in a shower of gold. The father had mother and son boxed up and committed to the mercy of the sea. After many adventures, the son, Perseus, accidentally killed his grandfather, Accrisius, with a quoit thrown by him in the public games."
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.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Danae
Mythology--Classical--Jupiter
Figure female--Nude
Architecture--Castle--Tower
Control number:
AECI 04120463
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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