Latona and the Lycian Peasants, Jan Brueghel (I), c. 1605

Latona and the Lycian Peasants, Jan Brueghel (I), c. 1605

oil on panel, h 37cm × w 56cm More details

No one insults a goddess and remains unpunished. Tired and parched, Latona, the mother of Apollo and Diana, halts to quench her thirst at a pond. Some peasants working nearby, however, prevent her from doing so. Latona curses them by changing them into frogs and condemning them to spend eternity in the mire. Two peasants already have a frog’s head.

Collections with this work

Classical goddesses

Rijksmuseum

Favourites

David

June 2 2018 - 485 works 6523 22

perfervidly

M. Duchessa

June 10 2018 - 2,323 works 2164 17

Make your own creations with this work