GENNARI, Benedetto I
(b. 1563, Cento, d. 1658, Cento)
Orpheus Playing His Lyre-
Oil on canvas, 123 x 140 cm
Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, Ill.
The story of Orpheus and his love for Eurydice is recorded in Book X of the Metamorphoses by Ovid. The present painting represents the lonely, love struck Orpheus playing his lyre for the lost Eurydice.