Size: 84 x 130 cm
Oil on Canvas
Painted in: 1892
Location: Stolen from New York owner in October 1947.
After it had been fortold that Danae would have a son that would cause the death of her father, King Acrisius, the king had her locked away in a bronze tower. But Zeus came to Danae in the form of a shower of golden rain and the hero Perseus was conceived. Danae and her son were banished from Argos. Perseus would go on to become one of the greatest Greek heroes and went on many adventures including slaying the gorgon Medusa. But eventually, fate took it's course and he accidentally killed Acrisius one day while throwing a discus.