There’s a story on this 16th-century Italian plate.
Leander is painted three times in three different parts of the narrative. According to myth, every night Leander would swim across a strait to get to his lover Hero…until one night there was a storm and he drowned. You can see both the pre-swim, swimming, and drowning versions of Leander.
Artist’s Blooper: You can also see that the artist painted blue over the bottom half of the tower, it seems that he or she may have misjudged the amount of space both Leanders would need and made adjustments instead of scraping the whole composition.