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Orpheus and Eurydice; Endymion and Diana (Artemis); the rape of Europa by Jupiter (Zeus). Etching by P. Aquila after Annibale Carracci.

Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609.
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[between 1670 and 1679?]

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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According to the painter Franceso Albani, Annibale Carracci was dissatisfied with his depiction of Diana and Endymion as it looked as if she was delousing him ("Io mentre vivea detto Annibale lo sentii dire che volevar buttar giù quella su Diana dicendo a me che pare 'spidochiasse il suo caro amante Endemione" (Cacho Casal, loc. cit.)

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Romae [Rome] (ad Templ. S. Mariae de Pace) : Io. Iacob. de Rubeis formis ... cum priv. S. Pont, [between 1670 and 1679?]

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Immemor Euridices denuo ad inferos retracta. Non sinit Endimion te pectoris esse severi Cintia dulcis Amor caelo deduxit ab alto. Latmia saxa petis, quaerens solatia flammae; Sylvarumque, canumque simul, simul immemor arcus. Europa a Iove, sub tauri forma, in Cretam abducta. Annibal Carraccius pinx in aedibus Farnesianis … Petrus Aquila delin et sculp.

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Orpheus and Eurydice; Endymion and Diana (Artemis); the rape of Europa by Jupiter (Zeus). Etching by P. Aquila after Annibale Carracci. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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