712
712
Genoese School, 17th Century
JUNO ENTRUSTING ARGUS WITH IO
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
712
Genoese School, 17th Century
JUNO ENTRUSTING ARGUS WITH IO
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York

Genoese School, 17th Century
JUNO ENTRUSTING ARGUS WITH IO

Provenance

Sold: Sotheby's, New York, January 27, 2005, lot 161
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Catalogue Note

The present scene is described in book one of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Io, the daughter of the Pre-Olympian god Inachus, was one of the many mortal women subject to the amorous advances of Jove. Fearful of the jealous eye of his wife Juno, Jove disguised her initially as a cloud, then as a heifer. Unconvinced and ever-cognizant of her husband's wandering eye, Juno demanded the heifer be given to her as a present, entrusting its safe-keeping to her faithful servant Argus. For a depiction of the succeeding episode of the same myth, see lot 743.

Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York