Perseus Freeing Andromeda (Wtewael)

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Perseus Freeing Andromeda (1611) by Joachim Wtewael

Perseus Freeing Andromeda is a 1611 oil on canvas painter by the Dutch Mannerist painter Joachim Wtewael. Since 1982 it has been in the collection of the Louvre, in Paris. A preparatory drawing for it also survives in the Albertina, in Vienna, reprising the pose in the same artist's St Sebastian Bound to a Tree for Andromeda.[1] In the final painting he used a less curving and more supple pose for Andromeda.[2]


  1. ^ "Catalogue entry".
  2. ^ Ben Broos (ed.), Great Dutch Paintings from America, Zwolle, Waanders, 1990, 562 p., p. 491, Catalogue Number: 73 - catalogue of an exhibition at the Mauritshuis in The Hague and the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts