This glorious vision of the huntress, Cruel Diana, with her dying and dead prey lying at her feet was created in 1963. The work is by Zdeněk Burian (1905 - 81), a Czech painter and book illustrator whose work played a central role in the development of palaeontological reconstruction.
Originally recognised only in his native Czechoslovakia, Burian's fame later spread to an international audience during a remarkable career spanning six decades (1930s to 1980s). He is regarded by many as the most influential palaeo-artist of the modern era, and a number of subsequent artists have attempted to emulate his style.
I am grateful to Pray & Worship for Princess for sourcing this painting.