Procris and Caephalus

Sébastien Bourdon

Sébastien Bourdon - Procris and Caephalus
The faun suggests to Procris, whom he wants to have, that her husband Caephalus is not faithful. This is why Procris secretly follows him. The painting describes the scene when Caephalus by mistake hits the hidden Procris with Diana’s arrow that never misses the target. Bourdon painted the scene after he returned to Paris, exploiting his direct experience of Roman painting.
measurements: depth Ø 25,5 cm
material: copper
technique: oil
inventory number: DO 5378
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters

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