Measures: 99 x 99 cm
Technique: Oil on canvas
Depository: Destroyed by a fire set by retreating German forces in 1945 at Schloss Immendorf, Austria.
Leda was the daughter of King Thestios of Aitolya and Eurythemis and was married to King Tyndareos, King of Sparta. Zeus was very attracted by Leda and approached her as a swan. Klimt chooses for this scene a very subtle setting. Leda seems to be sleeping in a room on a white pillow. Zeus as black swan comes from the back and only on second sight the vigorous sexual connotation of the antique mythology is visible.