Roman Goddess Diana Pictures

I have put Roman goddess Diana pictures on a separate page, because I didn't want to overload the page with Artemis pictures. I have chosen the works of art in which the goddess appears with her Roman name. The explanation is very simple: this is the name used in Roman literature, which had a great influence in arts. That's why in most cases painters and sculptors choose the Roman names of the gods and goddesses. Please be patient while the page loads, there are lots of goddess Diana pictures :-)

Three beautiful frescoes of goddess Diana from ancient Pompeii:

Diana-the Huntress


Diana-the Huntress
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Diana-Primavera

Diana-Primavera
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Statue of Diana, from Pompeii, circa 50-59


Statue of Diana, from Pompeii, circa 50-59
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A graceful sculpture.

Diana Mounted on a Stag


Diana Mounted on a Stag
Goujon, Jean
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A delicate portrait.

Diana, 1615


Diana, 1615
Oliver, Isaac
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Diana


Diana
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This is a painting by Pompeo Batoni, where you can see the goddess breaking Cupid’s bow – a physical representation of the fact that she was among the only few goddesses who were allowed to reject love.

Diana Breaking Cupid's Bow, 1761


Diana Breaking Cupid's Bow, 1761
Batoni, Pompeo
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As such, she would require the same from the nymphs that accompanied her - that's why she punished Callisto when she discover the poor girl was pregnant.

Diana and Callisto


Diana and Callisto
, Titian (Tiziano...
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Diana and Callisto


Diana and Callisto
Rubens, Peter...
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Diana and Callisto


Diana and Callisto
Ricci, Sebastiano
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Some goddess Diana pictures, with her favourite activities, hunting...

The Hunt of Diana, 1616-17


The Hunt of Diana, 1616-17
, Domenichino
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Diana and Her Maidens, After the Hunt, 1626


Diana and Her Maidens, After the Hunt, 1626
Govaerts, A.
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Diana and Her Nymphs Preparing to Leave For the Hunt


Diana and Her Nymphs Preparing to Leave For the Hunt
Brueghel the...
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Diana and Her Handmaidens After the Hunt


Diana and Her Handmaidens After the Hunt
Fyt, Jan
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Diana's Return From the Hunt


Diana's Return From the Hunt
Rubens, Peter...
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Diana's Rest


Diana's Rest
Jordaens, Jacob
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... and bathing with the nymphs (the light is marvelous in Boucher’s paintings):

Diana Resting After Bath


Diana Resting After Bath
Boucher, Francois
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Diana Resting after the Hunt

Diana Resting after the Hunt
Boucher, Francois
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The Repose of Diana


The Repose of Diana
Boulogne, Louis...
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More goddess Diana pictures while bathing...

Diana Bathing


Diana Bathing
Watteau, Jean...
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Diana Bathing


Diana Bathing
Clouet, Francois
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Diana Bathing


Diana Bathing
Corot,...
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Diana's Bath


Diana's Bath
Devedeux, Louis
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Diana Bathing in a Torrent


Diana Bathing in a Torrent
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So, given the frequent bathing, it no wonder that someone would surprise them... either the fauns (in this painting by Rubens, where I like the way all their hands move, as if they were boughs in the wind)...

Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by Fauns, 1638-40

Diana and her Nymphs Surprised by Fauns, 1638-40
Rubens, Peter Paul
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... or poor Acteon, with whom she was so %&"£@^ i.e. angry, that she turned into a stag, to be hunted by his own dogs. Yuck!

Diana and Acteon


Diana and Acteon
Tiepolo, Giovanni...
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Diana and Acteon, 1566


Diana and Acteon, 1566
Clouet, Francois
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Actaeon Discovers the Goddess Diana at Her Bath, Reconstruction of a Fresco


Actaeon Discovers the Goddess Diana at Her Bath, Reconstruction of a Fresco
Loria, Vincenzo
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Diana and Actaeon, from the Ceiling of the Library


Diana and Actaeon, from the Ceiling of the Library
Franco, Battista
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Diana and Actaeon, Fontainebleau School, Mid 16th Century


Diana and Actaeon, Fontainebleau School, Mid 16th Century
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Diana and Actaeon


Diana and Actaeon
Albani, Francesco
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Diana With Nymphs and Actaeon


Diana With Nymphs and Actaeon
Albani, Francesco
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Diana and Actaeon, 1832


Diana and Actaeon, 1832
Jacobs, Emil
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Diana and Actaeon


Diana and Actaeon
Jordaens, Jacob
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In this painting, the sandals closely resemble the ones of the ancient statues. And the dogs are just splendid!

Diana the Huntress


Diana the Huntress
Saint-Pierre,...
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In this painting I like the classic symbols of Diana used together with the contemporary clothing (i.e. contemporary to the painter, but which would have been a hindrance if she really went hunting dresses like this).

Diana


Diana
Camerarius, Adam
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Sometimes, in the goddess Diana pictures the artists would represent a noble woman as the goddess herself (Hmmm... How is that called nowadays? Just wondering!)

... Queen Elizabeth I of England

Queen Elizabeth I of England as the goddess Diana, sitting in judgement over Pope Gregory XIII


Queen Elizabeth I of England as the goddess Diana, sitting in judgement over Pope Gregory XIII
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... or Marie de Rohan-Montbazon, Duchess of Chevreuse (1600-79)

Marie de Rohan-Montbazon (1600-79) Duchess of Chevreuse as Diana the Huntress


Marie de Rohan-Montbazon (1600-79) Duchess of Chevreuse as Diana the Huntress
Deruet, Claude
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... and, of course, the "Diana" par excellence, Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566)

Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566) as Diana the Huntress


Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566) as Diana the Huntress
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Diana Hunting, Figure of Diane De Poitiers, 16th Century


Diana Hunting, Figure of Diane De Poitiers, 16th Century
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... and another lady again as Diana.

Portrait of a Lady As Diana


Portrait of a Lady As Diana
Nattier,...
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And more goddess Diana pictures, with VIPs of their day.

Portrait of Maria Adelaide of France, Daughter of Louis XV Dressed as Diana, 1745


Portrait of Maria Adelaide of France, Daughter of Louis XV Dressed as Diana, 1745
Nattier,...
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Portrait of Lady Anne Dawson, Three-Quarter Length, as Diana


Portrait of Lady Anne Dawson, Three-Quarter Length, as Diana
Reynolds, Joshua
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Or else their gardens were represented as the ideal place for Artemis/Diana and her nymphs:

The Groves of Versailles: View of the Maze with Diana and her Nymphs, 1688


The Groves of Versailles: View of the Maze with Diana and her Nymphs, 1688
Cotelle, Jean the Younger
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For more goddess Diana pictures, but in which the goddess appears with her Greek name, Artemis, click here.

For the story of the Roman goddess Diana, click here.