Perseus and Andromeda

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Perseus, riding his winged white horse Pegasus, arrives just in time to rescue Andromeda, daughter of an Ethopian king, from a sea monster that looms behind the rock she is chained to. The mytholgical story is told by Ovid in his 'Metamorphoses'.

The artist copied this painting from a copy (once in the Royal Collection and now in the National Gallery, London), which was itself after the original painting by Guido Reni (in Palazzo Rospigliosi-Pallavicini, Rome).

National Trust, Stourhead



Perseus and Andromeda




oil on canvas


H 261.5 x W 205.5 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare along with the estate, house and its contents, 1946

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