Diana and Endymion

The shepherd Endymion, renowned for his beauty, was sent to sleep by the moon goddess Selene so that she might embrace him unobserved. Selene later became identified with the goddess Diana.

Subleyras trained in France, but in 1728 he went to Rome where he stayed for the rest of his life.

Key facts

Artist dates
1699 - 1749
Full title
Diana and Endymion
Date made
about 1740
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
73.5 x 99 cm
Acquisition credit
Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the National Gallery, 2002
Inventory number
Location in Gallery