(b. 1573, Antwerpen, d. 1647, Antwerpen)
Orpheus and the Beastsc. 1595
Oil on panel, 55 x 69 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
The subject of this painting was very popular with collectors because of its musical references. The subject of Orpheus also gave the artists, who were generally from across the Alps, the opportunity to paint animals crowded around the mythical singer.
You can view other depictions of Orpheus taming the animals.