The rape of Orithyia by Boreas seems to have been a popular subject in art during the Versailles Century (1682-1789). A Google search turns up a number of works in oil, in bronze, and in porcelain. Our featured art work today on the blog is the small bronze Rape of Orithyia by Boreas by the Florentine sculptor Foggini, pictured below. Dated “before 1702,” it’s on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto.
The lighting was not conducive to getting a clear shot on my phone camera, so I’ve had to doctor it with filters. My apologies for the sepia tone.