(b. ca. 1547, Mantova, d. 1612, Roma)

Leto Giving Birth to Apollo and Diana on the Island of Delos

Engraving, 407 x 560 mm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

This engraving was executed after a preparatory drawing for a painting of the same subject by Giulio Romano. The theme is taken from Ovid's Metamorphosis: Leto, a lover of Jupiter, is at rest after giving birth to the twins Apollo and Diana on the island of Delos where she sought refuge to escape from Juno's jealousy.

The engraving is signed lower left: DIANA.