Statue of Proserpine titled "L'enlevement de Prosperine" which means "the abduction of Proserpine." Proserpine is an ancient Roman goddess whose cult, myths and mysteries were based on those of Greek Persephone. Daughter of Jupiter and Ceres, Proserpine is associated with the underworld , the springtime growth of crops and the cycle of life, death and rebirth or renewal. Her core myths - her forcible abduction by the god of the Underworld Pluto, her mother's search for her and her eventual but temporary restoration to the world above - are the subject of works in Roman and later art and literature.
This is a fine art print of a beautiful engraving from 1689 by Simon Thomassin in Paris titled "Venus Sontant Du Bain", from his work "Recuel des Statue, Groupes, Fontaines, Termes, Vases et Autres Mangifique Ornamens du Chateau et Parc de Versailles", which shows the magnificent statues, fountains and ornaments at the Palace of Versaille.