Mercury, in a winged cap, is playing a pipe to Argus, a grey-bearded old man in a dark dress who bends towards him, fascinated.
Mercury piping to Argus by Jan Lys, 16551660
© National Gallery, London
- 114 x 100 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- A G H Ward through The Art Fund
On the left appears the head of a white cow, the transformed Io, with dark sky above and light below, over a rocky horizon.