Bernardino Luini (artist)|
Italian, c. 1480 - 1532
Cephalus and the Nymphs, c. 1520/1522
overall: 228 x 124.5 cm (89 3/4 x 49 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
Object 7 of 9
Cephalus encounters two nymphs at the end of Act IV. Companions of the hunting goddess Diana, they sleep beside their weapons and dogs. The widowed prince confides his grief to the nymphs. In the distance, Luini depicted a city with church and bell towers capped by Christian crosses.
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