The Raising of Ganymede by Gustave Moreau, Symbolist lithograph, c. 1900
Lithograph of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau’s oil painting The Raising of Ganymede (1886), published c. 1900 in Art et décoration by Librairie Centrale des Beaux Arts, Paris.
Gustave Moreau, a leading painter in the French Symbolist movement, often used mythological and biblical themes as the basis for his paintings. This artwork is presented professionally framed using all archival materials and silk mat. This work arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Ganymede, as described by Homer, is a mortal of exemplary beauty who was abducted to serve in Olympus as the cup-bearer to Zeus where he was given eternal youth and immortality.
Notable museum collections featuring works by Gustave Moreau include: Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Musée National Gustave Moreau, Paris; Art Institute of Chicago; National Gallery, London, UK; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Hammer Museum, California; and more.