Mercury piping to Argus by Jan Lys

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.


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.

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