Boreas Abducting Orithyia

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
H: 42 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. August Hardee
Accession number
74.674
Collection
Currently On View In
Charles O. McGaughey Gallery - H213

Boreas, god of the cold north wind, failed to win the beautiful Orithyia with gentleness. Driven into a stormy mood, he swept down and abducted her. Like its pendant, Pluto Abducting Proserpine, this bronze is a smaller version of a sculpture made for the gardens of Versailles, outside Paris.

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