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Diana and Callisto
Paul Bril

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.

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Artist Paul Bril
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 Room 27
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