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Leda and the Dioscuri
  • Arthur Bowen Davies
    born: Utica, New York, United States ; died: Florence, Italy
  • Leda and the Dioscuri, circa 1905
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil, canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 66.04 x 101.6 cm
    Canvas/Support: 26 x 40 in
    Frame Dimensions: 32 x 46 1/4 x 2 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0138
Label Text

Mountains in the background, one with a snow-covered peak, and three figures in the foreground; a lake in the mid-ground; a nude female figure, identified as Leda, sits in the left corner in the foreground with two young children, identified as her twins Castor and Pollux.