Apollo and Diana, 1502-1503



Bequest of Herschel V. Jonesexpand_more  P.68.146

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Apollo and Artemis were the divine twins of the god Zeus and the Titaness Leto. Apollo, the Sun god, was a master musician who delighted the gods on Mount Olympus. He is also associated with prophesy, sickness and medicine. Artemis (later worshiped by the Romans as Diana) was the goddess of hunting and archery, as well as the Moon goddess. Apollo and Artemis shared the heavens, she beginning her journey across the sky in the evening, just as he finished hi day journey. Her attributes include the bow (here borrowed by Apollo) and the faun.

During this year Durer was making proportional studies of nudes,of which a number remain. The influence of Mantegna's hard-edged sculptural effects and characteristic responding curves is also evident.

Apollo and Diana
Artist Life
Accession Number
Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774), Lugt 2097, Paris (his sale, Desprez, Paris, November 15, 1775 - January 30, 1776, 'no. 703) [Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, until 1916; sold, November 24, for $420, to Jones]; Herschel V. Jones, Minneapolis (May 9, 1916 - d. May 24, 1928; bequeathed to Mia)
Catalogue Raisonne
B.68; M.64 c/d; Holl. 64; D.34
Curator Approved

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