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RAPE OF EUROPA ARTIST'S PROOF BY JEAN DUPAS

RAPE OF EUROPA ARTIST'S PROOF BY JEAN DUPAS

This is a quite well-known etching by Jean Dupas and Andre Maillart. It is entitled The Rape of Europa, after the famous mythological tale, but it is odd indeed that there are two people comfortably seated with panniers of flowers on either side - actually a quite idyllic image, and the bull looks quite tame.

It has been quite a while since we have had or even seen one of these, and this is the Artist's Proof. Signed in pencil and dated 1931. Image is 29 x 22.5 in, not including framing.

From Primavera Gallery's collection of work by Jean Dupas.

Jean Dupas, France