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The poets Theocritus and Ovid would recount this tragic tale of when the daughters of King Leucippus were abducted by Dioscuri, a name that designated the twin brothers Castor and Pollux. Castor and Pollux were sons of Leda but had different fathers. The twins decided to marry Leucippus’ daughters, but they were already betrothed. To make sure they would give in to their desire, they abducted them and carried them away. In Sparta, they married and gave birth to their kids.
While it’s not entirely possible to tell the daughters apart, Phoebe and Hilaeira, the twins are very distinguishable. Castor was a mortal and horse tamer and is represented in armor. He is riding a large and tall brown horse with a wavy black mane. It is well behaved, and he is easily mounting it while reaching for one of the sisters. He is calm and focused, looking at her as he has no trouble whatsoever dominating the horse while he performs his action. It’s possible to see the shiny armor covering his chest, as well as a wavy red cape behind his back. The cape is strapped to his chest by a thin leather band.
Pollux is on the ground. His dapple grey horse is wild and with loose rears. He helps his brother to get one of the sisters onto his horse as he grabs the other one with the other arm. The rearing horse has a gorgeous white mane and dark eyes, and we can see proper shiny horseshoes under its paws. The women’s bodies contrast with the rest of the scene. They are the central figure, and the palette chosen for their skin tones is much lighter than the man’s skin tone or the colors of the background. They are so pale they look almost angelical.
Their hair is golden and wavy, and their beautiful braids are disgruntling as they struggle against being taken. The whole scene is placed in a charming landscape. They are standing in a luscious green field with a couple of thick trees on the back. There are hills on the horizon, and the fields end on a bright sky. There are two extra figures in the painting: A small angel holding onto Castor’s horse. On Pollux’s horse, we see just a tiny part of a face of what we can assume, is another little angel holding the horse.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus c. 1617, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus c. 1617 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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