CONINXLOO, Gillis van
(b. 1544, Antwerpen, d. 1607, Amsterdam)
Landscape with Leto and Peasants of Lykia-
Oil on canvas, 143,5 x 204 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
The main subject of the painting is the landscape. The scene in the foreground is only a decoration; it depicts a story from Ovid's Metamorphoses: the peasants are changed to frogs because they did not give water to Leko.
The figures of the scene were painted by Hendrick de Clerck.