The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa, Jacob Jordaens (I), c. 1630 - c. 1640

The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa, Jacob Jordaens (I), c. 1630 - c. 1640

oil on canvas, h 117.5cm × w 194cm More details

Jordaens was one of the most renowned and versatile Antwerp painters. Here he illustrates an episode from Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, naked and exhausted after being shipwrecked, frightens the princess Nausicaa and her entourage of maidens. Her father eventually helps him to return home to his own kingdom.

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