11 April 1997
John Glover (1767-1849)
An extensive wooded river Landscape, with Cephalus and Procris in the foreground and a temple beyond
signed 'J Glover' (lower right)
oil on canvas
28 x 37 in. (71.2 x 94 cm.)
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The subject is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Cephalus is seen stricken with grief holding his wife Procris whom he has mistakenly killed with a spear.
The temple in the distance appears to be based on the Temple of Vesta, Tivoli.
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