Nicolas Poussin, after, 17th - 18th century
Cephalus and Aurora. Unsigned. Bears signature f. Poussin. Oil on canvas. 114.5×155 cm.
The original by Poussin from c. 1624–25 is in the Worsley Collection, Hovingham Hall, York.
Aurora, goddess of dawn, fell in love with the mortal Cephalus and tried to seduce him. He thought only of his wife Procris and rejected her. The motif is from Ovid's Metamorphoses (Book Seven).