Cephalus And Procris, 18th Century flag

Object description :

"Cephalus And Procris, 18th Century"
Oil on canvas "Cephalus and Procris", original gilded wooden frame.

Cephalus, thessalian prince (son of Deion and Diomede) had married Procris, (daughter of Erechtheus, king of Athens). She was remarkably beautiful. But Cephalus inspired a lively passion in Eos (Aurora); the latter, to detach him from Procris, urged him to test the fidelity of his wife. For this purpose, he entered near her, hidden under a disguise: having succeeded in seducing her, he chased her from his presence. Procris, ashamed, fled to Crete where Artemis gave her the gift of a dog and a magic javelin. Later Procris returned to his homes in the guise of an attractive young girl who offered herself to Cephalus. He accepted and Procris then made himself recognized.

The two spouses were reconciled. Jealousy however gripped the heart of Procris who thought that her husband joined Eos on his hunting parties. One night, therefore, she followed him in secret. She inadvertently wiggled a branch. Thinking that a game was hiding behind the foliage Cephalus threw his javelin and pierced the body of his dear Procris; desperate for this death, he killed himself with the same javelin. According to another version, the Areopagus banishes him for this murder. He retired to the island which took from him the name of Kefalonia and haunted by the ghost of his beloved ended up throwing himself into the sea.

18th century,
Price: 3 000 €
Artist: Anonyme
Period: 18th century
Style: Other Style
Condition: Excellent condition

Material: Oil painting
Width: 56 cm.
Height: 44 cm.

Reference: 662218
Contact Dealer

"Yveline" See more objects from this dealer


"Other Paintings, Other Style"

More objects on Proantic.com
Subscribe to newsletter
Antiques and Works of Art
Cephalus And Procris, 18th Century
01 43 26 56 91
06 45 52 85 12

*We will send you a confirmation email from info@proantic.com Please check your messages, including the spam folder.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form