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Medea Rejuvenating Aeson  1760

by Corrado Giaquinto

The subject from Ovid's Metamorphoses depicts the sorceress Medea rejuvenating with spells her husband's father Aeson, whose body lies in the middle of a magic circle. Two altars, dedicated to Hecate and to Youth, are near the figures, and a black sheep has been sacrificed on one of them. An inscription on the back of the canvas identifies this painting as a sketch execute...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art