This print shows the Goddess Europe riding on the bull, into which Zeus, the father of Gods, has transformed himself, according to mythology and legends. Zeus arose from the sea in the shape of the bull. The beautiful Europe ornamented him with a laurel wreath, sat herself on the powerful animal and let it carry her.
This Europe is somewhat erotic in her appearance.
Picture area: 9,8*13 cm (3,8*5,1 inch).
Paper size: 19*26 cm (7,5*10,2 inch) (not shown in full on the screen).
The print is signed by the artist, and the edition is 15. Combination of etching, aquatint and mezzotint.
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