Landscape with Latona and the Peasants
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Landscape with Latona and the Peasants about 1620
The mother of Apollo and Diana, Latona, parched with thirst from her travels, stopped to drink at a lake in Lycia but was prevented from doing so by a group of peasants. She promptly turned them into frogs (Ovid, Metamorphoses, VI: 317-81). A pen and ink study for the figure of Latona is in the National Museum in Cracow. This painting and its pair, the 'Landscape with Philemon and Baucis' (NG 76), were bought on behalf of the Edinburgh Royal Institution in Scorza’s native Genoa.

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  • Acc. No. NG 77
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 48.00 x 72.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased by the RI 1830; transferred 1859