(b. 1563, Pisa, d. 1639, London)


c. 1621
Oil on canvas, 162 x 229 cm
Museum of Art, Cleveland

This painting represents a rare exception of mythological subject in the mature period of the artist, devoted mainly to religious themes. This is the second version of the painting, the first version, auctioned in 2016 by Sotheby's, is in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Danaë is frequently represented in Renaissance and Baroque painting. You can view other depictions of Danaë in the Web Gallery of Art.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Richard Strauss: Danaë's Love, Danaë's monologue