Landscape with the Expulsion of the Harpies

The subject of this painting may be taken from the 'Argonautica' of Apollonius. The winged Zetes and Calais, the sons of Boreas, are shown chasing the harpies away from the blind Phineus, whose food had been defiled by the harpies.

The companion piece to this work, 'Landscape with Mythological Figures' also seems to be based on a story from the 'Argonautica'. Both works were previously attributed to Ludovico Pozzoserrato.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1540 - 1596
Full title
Landscape with the Expulsion of the Harpies
Date made
about 1590
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
185 x 206 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1944
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Scenes from the Argonautica