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Who painted this and what century it is from?

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  • One of the Wordsworth Classics editions of "Tales of Troy and Greece" has that as cover art ebay.com/itm/… Unfortunately, I can't find a reference as to what the painting is...
    – Opt
    Jun 22, 2012 at 5:59
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    Frankly, I'm just as impressed with the guy blithely strumming the lyre during a monster attack.
    – T.E.D.
    Jun 22, 2012 at 14:09

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Found it! The painting is of Perseus freeing Andromeda by Piero di Cosimo painted in 1510 or 1513.

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    ...in which case that isn't a dragon, but rather Cetus (or the Kraken, if you get your Greek Mythology from bad '80 movies like I do).
    – T.E.D.
    Jun 22, 2012 at 13:53

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