Gorgeous 19th century hand painted miniature portrait on wafer after the 1618 Peter Paul Rubens masterpiece “The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus”. The painting depicts the mortal Castor and the immortal Pollux abducting naked Phoebe and Hilaeira, daughters of Leucippus of Messenia. Castor the horse-tamer is recognisable from his armour, whilst Pollux the boxer is shown with a bare and free upper body. They are also distinguished by their horses—Castor's is well-behaved and supported by a putto, whereas Pollux's is rearing. No visible signature but the work of a well-trained hand. Circa late 19th century. Framed in brass frame. Measures 7.75in x 6.5in framed and about 6.5in x 5.5in image only. Condition: Excellent condition.
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