Perseus and Andromeda

Perseus flies in to rescue Andromeda who is chained to a rock as a sacrifice to placate the sea monster sent by Poseidon to destroy her native country. Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' (IV, 783-960).

This is an old copy with slight variations of an original by Reni (Pallavicini collection, Rome) which is dated to about 1635.

Key facts

Artist dates
1575 - 1642
Full title
Perseus and Andromeda
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
280 x 205.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by William IV, 1836
Inventory number
Location in Gallery