RICCIO, Andrea
(b. 1470, Trento, d. 1532, Padova)

The Rape of Europa

c. 1520
Bronze, height 19 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This is an unusual treating of the popular subject of the period. Its source is not Ovid but Horace whose collected works were published in Padua at the end of the 15th century.