Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan by Joseph Heintz the Elder (Basel 1564 – 1609 Prague) was lost for centuries and only recently rediscovered. The artist worked at the imperial court from 1591, and, as the date below his monogram tells us, he produced this painting in 1605 for Emperor Rudolf II (ruled 1576 – 1612). The Habsburg monarch resided at Prague and had a penchant for erotic-mythological subject matters: a number of other works in his renowned collection also depict the story of Jupiter, the father of the gods, who visited beautiful Leda disguised as a swan.

Venue

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Thu. 23 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 01 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

March

  • Tue. 07 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.