Hans von Aachen | The Amazement of the Gods The National Gallery, London

The Amazement of the Gods 

probably 1590s, Hans von Aachen

The subject is obscure but may be explained by the contemporary inscription on a drawing (in Stuttgart) of an analogous composition attributed to Hans von Aachen: ‘This shows how Jupiter abandons Venus and loves Minerva, with the amazement of all other pagan gods.’

The erotic subject suggests the drawing was made in Prague, either when the painter visited the city in the early 1590s, or during his residence there

via Hans von Aachen | The Amazement of the Gods (?) | NG6475 | The National Gallery, London.

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