SUSTRIS, Lambert
(b. ca. 1515, Amsterdam, d. after 1560, Venezia)

Perseus and Andromeda

c. 1545
Oil on panel, 25 x 50 cm
Private collection

This painting with trompe l'oeil shaped corners depicts It depicts Perseus freeing the naked Andromeda from the rock to which she has been tied, whilst the sea monster Cetus lurks nearby. In the background is the winged horse Pegasus, whom Perseus is often depicted with.

The painting was executed during the painter's stay in Venice and it shows the influence of artists working in that city including Titian , Schiavone and Bonifacio Veronese.

The panel once probably formed part of a larger complex, perhaps a cassone-shaped panel.




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