The Education of Jupiter
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oil on panel

75 cm x 61 cm

After the death of Rubens and Van Dyck, Jordaens became the leading figure in painting in Antwerp. In addition to numerous paintings—both mythological as well as religious—and designs for wall tapestries, Jordaens has left an oeuvre of more than four hundred drawings behind.
Jupiter, or Zeus (in Greek mythology), was the son of Cronus and Rhea. Cronus devoured his own children at birth, but Rhea knew to save Zeus in time and to keep him hidden on Crete, where he was raised by nymphs. The goat, Amalthea, who is depicted above right, suckled Zeus.

CC BY (Creative Commons 4.0)

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The Education of Jupiter
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 The Assumption of the Virgin
Allegory of fertility
 The old Folks sing, the young Folks chirp
The Daughters of Cecrops Finding the Child Erichthonius
 The sleeping Venus
 The Triumph of Frederik Hendrik
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The Adoration of the Shepherds
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Meleager and Atalanta
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