(b. 1702, Pitigliano, d. 1788, Firenze)
The Rape of Europa (detail)1740-50
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
This canvas was painted for the Pisani family who still owned it at the end of the 18th century in their villa at Stra. The abduction is represented in an idyllic setting, enhanced by the green of the lawns and the blue of the water, in the typical tonalities of Zuccarelli.