Diana and Callisto

This mythological subject depicts Diana, the Virgin goddess of hunting, discovering that one of her chaste attendant nymphs, Callisto, is pregnant by Jupiter. Diana set her dogs onto Callisto in order to kill her, but she narrowly escapes and is rescued by Jupiter.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1554 - 1626
Full title
Diana and Callisto
Date made
probably 1620s
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
49.5 x 72.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
NG4029
Location in Gallery