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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century
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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

Oil painting on canvas. The identification of the saint is given by the presence of the large wooden wheel, symbol of the instrument of her martyrdom. Usually the saint is represented with a crown on her head and dressed in royal clothes to underline her princely origins. Instead here we have an atypical depiction of her, with her hair loose, covered only by a large red cloak (the color of blood, therefore of mortal humanity) which falls from her shoulders and forces her to cover her breasts with her hands; her gaze is turned upwards, where the heavens open and an angel descends, holding the palm of martyrdom with one hand and placing a crown of flowers on her head with the other, symbol of her mystical marriage with Christ . It is therefore a representation that sees her at the moment of passage to eternal life, similar to a penitent Magdalene in mystical adoration, who offers herself to Christ without any human recognition. The chromatic choices stand out in the painting, which against a dark and gloomy background bring out the red of the open sky and of the mantle, and the whiteness of the flesh, both of the woman and of the angel. The canvas, already restored and relined, is presented in a worked frame from the late 19th century, with some defects.

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682.00€

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century
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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

Oil painting on canvas. The sacred figures are depicted in glory, that is, seated in the heavens and surrounded by angels. Mary, crowned with stars, holds the Baby Jesus on her knees, who extends his little hand towards the Saint kneeling in front of them; Catherine, dressed in the Dominican habit and with the crown of thorns on her head, in turn extends her hand holding the Rosary towards Jesus, to join Him in a mystical marriage, which the Madonna sanctions with the crown of flowers that she wants to place on the bride';s head. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in a gilded frame from the early 1900s.

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235.00€

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Antique Painting with Allegorical Subject Oil on Canvas XVIII Century
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Antique Painting with Allegorical Subject Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

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Antique Painting with Allegorical Subject Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Northern European school of the 18th century. The allegorical scene presents a scantily clad woman sitting on a man's lap, near a table set with a jug, a chalice, a snuffbox and a lit cigar. The two characters are in an attitude of playful complicity, both intent on smoking a long pipe. The background offers a leafy landscape. The figures and objects refer to the material and carnal pleasures of life, smoking, drinking, female company; the rosy and plump characters also recall the pleasure of good food. These subjects were recurrent in Flemish or more generally Nordic painting, which proposed them in an ironic and alluring way. The painting, restored and relined, is presented in a period frame.

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740.00€

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Antique Painting Boutique of Tanzio da Varallo Religious Subject
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Antique Painting Boutique of Tanzio da Varallo Religious Subject

Martyrdom of the Franciscans in Nagasaki

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Antique Painting Boutique of Tanzio da Varallo Religious Subject

Martyrdom of the Franciscans in Nagasaki

Oil painting on canvas. The work is a faithful copy of the homonymous masterpiece by Tanzio da Varallo (1580-82 /1633), created by the painter from Valsesia for the Franciscan convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Varallo, and currently preserved at the Pinacoteca di Brera. The painting depicts the martyrdom which occurred in 1597 in Nagasaki of twenty-three Franciscan friars, who were subsequently beatified in 1627, a date which allows us to place the work in the last years of the artist's activity. Tanzio da Varallo was probably inspired for its creation by the text "Life and exploits of the Martyrs of Japan" by the Spanish Franciscan Marcello di Ribadeneira; of the Brera painting we know a partial preparatory drawing (preserved in the Pinacoteca di Varallo), a sanguine drawing published by Testori (1964) and a canvas (from a private collection in Borgosesia) published by Ferro. The replica proposed here is faithful to the original, even in size, only a few centimeters lower in height, probably lost during the re-lining of the work. Although it is a copy of notable quality, where in particular the richness of highlights stands out which stand out on the warmer and darker tones of the flesh tones, compared to the original one notices a lower fineness of execution, a tendency towards simplification and a pathetic accentuation, which they testify to the hand of a copyist concerned with reproducing the model in every detail, without granting himself any license. Furthermore, this copyist seems to have been very familiar with Tanzio's style, to the point of even perfectly imitating his hooked hands. One can therefore think of a pupil of Tanzio or of his workshop (which was continued by his brother Melchiorre upon Tanzio's death), or of an artist who saw and appreciated his works, such as for example Pietro Francesco Gianoli, who worked above all in churches in Valsesia and in the Novara area and of which other replicas of works by Tanzio da Varallo are known, such as David with the head of Goliath. Furthermore, since the work presented here, before being acquired by a private collector, remained located for centuries in a Franciscan convent in Lombardy, it is plausible that it is a copy of that of Tanzio commissioned by the Order itself, for another monastery, by a painter who was stylistically close to Tanzio and could look to the original. The painting has been relined and restored. It is presented in a late 19th-early 20th century setting.

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Antique Painting Jesus Christ and the Adulteress Flemish XVI Century
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Antique Painting Jesus Christ and the Adulteress Flemish XVI Century

Flemish School, XVI Century

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Antique Painting Jesus Christ and the Adulteress Flemish XVI Century

Flemish School, XVI Century

Oil on wooden board. Flemish school of the 16th century. The work has a plaque at the base attributing it to Lambert Van Noort (1520 -1571), justified by the closeness to his pictorial methods which can be found in the faces of Jesus and Magdalene, but not confirmable for the other parts of the painting. The work recounts the episode from the Gospel of John in which the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman accused of adultery to Jesus, to test her observance of the law of Moses, which included stoning. But Jesus, bending down to the ground, began to write with his finger in the dust, then when urged, he pronounced the words "Let anyone among you who is without sin cast the first stone", saving the woman and subsequently forgiving her. The large stage is filled with a large and tight group of characters. Jesus in the centre, is the only figure bent on the ground, estranged from the rest of the group and fixed in his gesture of writing with one finger; standing behind him, with a precise vertical alignment of her face with that of Christ, is the accused woman, who covers her body with her cloak observing Jesus' gesture, while awaiting the sentence; all around the scribes, the Pharisees, some soldiers, who instead speak animatedly among themselves, are agitated, confronting each other, indicating what Jesus is doing. The subject was widely represented in Flemish painting, with different interpretative methods. If in this painting the Flemish school is clearly perceived in the faces with hard features and in the rather rigid bodies in the movements of the scribes and Pharisees, as well as in the representation of the building in the background and in the meticulous representation of the shoes in the right foreground, the two The figures of Jesus and the woman are instead affected by the Italian influence, which softened the features of the faces, gave the movements of the body greater composure and gracefulness, and with the help of a brighter color made them stand out among the other figures. The panel of the painting was subjected to restoration and relined in the first half of the 20th century. The painting is presented in an adapted antique frame.

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Antique Painting with Historical Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century
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Antique Painting with Historical Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

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Antique Painting with Historical Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

Oil painting on canvas. The scene takes place near a military camp: outside a tent on the left an army leader, probably Greek, is receiving offerings from a group of men, poor and ragged, who prostrate themselves before the new master; the first is holding out some loaves of bread, another is taking something out of a sack, the third is showing the wounds on his body to ask for mercy; behind them other figures of beggars are approaching, forming a scattered line on the path fading into the distance on the right. In the background on the left, life in the military camp is bustling. The painting has been restored and relined.

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Antique Painting with Portrait of a Nobleman Oil on Canvas '700
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Antique Painting with Portrait of a Nobleman Oil on Canvas '700

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Antique Painting with Portrait of a Nobleman Oil on Canvas '700

Oil painting on canvas. Emilian school of the 18th century. Large portrait of a 17th century nobleman, dressed in an elegant cloak edged with spotted fur and with the white wig typical of 17th and 18th century fashion, identifying a high lineage. The gentleman is holding a sheet of paper on which a church surrounded by other buildings is drawn, perhaps a convent, or in any case a village of which the nobleman was probably a benefactor. The painting has been restored and relined. It is presented in a contemporary gilded frame. The previous owners indicated that it came from an elegant building in Parma.

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Antique Painting with Landscape Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century
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Antique Painting with Landscape Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

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Antique Painting with Landscape Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Northern Italian school of the 18th century. According to the taste of the 18th century, the proposed landscape is dominated by the remains of an ancient temple, vestiges of past glories. All around there is a countryside with a stream, but fading in the distance towards the blue peaks of a mountain range. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in a period frame.

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615.00€

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Painting with Battle Scene
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Painting with Battle Scene

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Painting with Battle Scene

Oil painting on canvas. Northern Italian school of the 17th-18th centuries. The scene shows the clash between knights outside the walls of a besieged city, with the smoke of firearms invading the sky. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in an adapted antique frame. The scene shows the clash between knights outside the walls of a besieged city, with the smoke of firearms invading the sky. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in an adapted antique frame.

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565.00€

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVIII Century
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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Spanish school of the late 18th century. The biblical episode narrated in the book of Exodus is told in which little Moses, to escape the massacre of the children of Israel ordered by Pharaoh, is left by his mother in a basket on the banks of the Nile, where Pharaoh's daughter went to bathe . Having found him, she decided to save him and then raised him as a son at her court. The episode has been widely used as a pictorial subject, due to the suggestion of the theme: the scene full of characters sees in the center the princess daughter of the Pharaoh of Egypt, surrounded by all her entourage, who looks and welcomes with the gesture of the hand tense little Moses, who takes it from the basket on the left, leans hungrily towards the breast of the woman behind him, the nurse ready to breastfeed him. The scene is placed in a Nordic landscape contemporary with the painting, just as the figures wear 18th century clothes, except for the princess who sports an oriental-style headdress with a diadem. Her figure stands out for the bright color of the dress, just as the rosy complexion of the naked child stands out, which imposes itself on the duller and darker colors of the women in the entourage. The painting has been restored and relined.

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Antique Painting with Landscape Oil on Canvas XVII-XVIII Century
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Antique Painting with Landscape Oil on Canvas XVII-XVIII Century

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Antique Painting with Landscape Oil on Canvas XVII-XVIII Century

Oil painting on canvas. A small JDB monogram is visible at the bottom center. The painting is attributed to Johannes Van Der Bent, a Flemish artist working in the second half of the 17th century, and a specialist in landscapes with scenes of pastoral life, placed in large Nordic landscapes, such as the one presented here. Within a rather desolate and barren landscape, a group of shepherds with their flocks are resting, while a woman in the center is milking a goat. Restored and relined at the beginning of the 20th century, the painting is presented in a frame from that period (damage recovered)

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432.00€

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Antique Etching with Map of Racconigi Framed Italy 1726
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Antique Etching with Map of Racconigi Framed Italy 1726

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Antique Etching with Map of Racconigi Framed Italy 1726

Etching. At the bottom left, within a cartouche, title and legend of the places with 14 numbered references; bottom right, the words "Amstelodami Exc. Ioannes Blaeu". This is the map of Racconigi, the city in the province of Cuneo, known for its castle, residence of the Savoy royal family. It is taken from the second edition of the "Theatrum Sabaudiae", the work created by Ioannes Blaeu in the first edition in 1682 for the Duchy of Savoy, as a political manifesto aimed at all the other European courts as testimony and exaltation of the greatness of the sovereign. The work is presented in a frame.

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65.00€

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century
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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Northern Italian school of the 17th century. The large painting presents as its subject a well-known Old Testament theme, the wealth of King Solomon, told in the First Book of Kings: "King Solomon surpassed, therefore, in wealth and wisdom, all the kings of the earth. In every part of the earth to approach Solomon to listen to the wisdom that God had placed in his heart. Everyone brought him, every year, offerings of silver and gold objects, clothes, weapons, spices, horses and mules". In the painting the king, richly dressed with the symbols of royalty (the crown, the scepter, the ermine cloak), listens standing to the postulants who come to him to receive the advice dictated by his proverbial wisdom, and in exchange they bring him offerings, which are commensurate with their social role: some farmers bring gifts of bags of grain, the fruits of their work in the fields, another raises a cup high, to attract the king's attention. The colors and pictorial style of the painting refer to the production of northern Italy, especially Venetian. The painting has been restored and relined.

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Pair of Antique Paintings Still Life Oil on Canvas XVIII Century
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Pair of Antique Paintings Still Life Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

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Pair of Antique Paintings Still Life Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Venetian school of the 17th century. On the frames there are plaques attributing to Elisabetta Marchioni, the painter originally from Rovigo and active between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century, specializing in still lives of flowers and fruit. The two compositions are characterized by clusters of flowers of different colors - in one canvas a single floral variety, peonies, in different colours, in the other different flowers with a wider range of colors too -, placed in a rather disorganized way on very dark backgrounds, dominated by black, from which they emerge with their chromatic strength; in one of the paintings the flowers are collected in a bouquet inside a copper-coloured vase, while in the other one we can glimpse a pewter plate and perhaps a thin vase, barely visible, on which the flowers are placed. The paintings have been restored and relined. They are presented in gilded frames from the late 19th century.

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Antique Painting Landscape and Figures Oil on Canvas '700-'800
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Antique Painting Landscape and Figures Oil on Canvas '700-'800

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Antique Painting Landscape and Figures Oil on Canvas '700-'800

Oil painting on canvas. The landscape, set in the mountains but with a view of the sea in the background, sees a figure of a commoner in the center and two on the sides, walking on the paths; some farmhouses are scattered on the green slopes. The painting presents several drops of color, especially the upper margin. It is presented in a stylish frame.

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165.00€

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century
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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Traditional depiction of the Crucifix, surrounded by Saints linked to the cult of the client. In this case we have Magdalene, embracing the pole of the Cross, on the left Saint Paul, recognizable by the sword, on the right Saint Bartholomew holding his flayed skin on his arm, a sign of the martyrdom to which he was subjected. The painting, restored and relined, is presented in a repurposed antique frame.

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160.00€

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Pair of Antique Paintings on Slate Religious Subject XVII Century
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Pair of Antique Paintings on Slate Religious Subject XVII Century

The Penitent Magdalene and St. John the Baptist

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Pair of Antique Paintings on Slate Religious Subject XVII Century

The Penitent Magdalene and St. John the Baptist

Oil on slate. Two examples of oil painting on stone are proposed here, a pictorial genre that was particularly popular in the Venetian Republic between the 16th and 17th centuries, in its form of oil painting on blackboard or touchstone. The choice of such a dark stone as a background is not only linked to practical reasons (the proximity of the mines of Brescia and Val Brembana), but, as our two works clearly demonstrate, the emergence of the figures from the dark background responds to the light also full to the new needs of the painting of the time, which in the climate of the Counter-Reformation, tended to express not only the idealized existential certainties of the full Renaissance, but also the anxieties and the opening up to new phases, already tending with Tintoretto towards greater attention to reality and luministic contrasts, to then flow overwhelmingly into seventeenth-century research strongly focused on the contrasting combination of light and shadow. The two works presented here, well within the production of the Venetian area of ​​the first decades of the 17th century, propose two figures of saints, both hermits, placed on a dark, barely visible naturalistic background. The figure of Magdalene emerges from the darkness, leaning to follow the curve of the stone support; she is depicted looking questioningly towards the darkness, as if in a listening attitude, her left hand raised and the other resting on the remarkably shortened "memento mori". In front of her a scourge and the jar of ointment. Painted en pendant, Saint John the Baptist is represented as a young man, with a lamb at his feet, in his hand the processional cross with the banner "ecce agnus dei", while with his right hand he draws from the water source, recalling the episode that will see Jesus Christ baptized. In both paintings the figures stand out in a strong and incisive way thanks to the black that characterizes the slate plaque on which they are depicted. The two paintings, in an oval format, are presented in black wooden frames, from the late 19th century.

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century
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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

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Antique Painting with Religious Subject Oil on Canvas XVII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Neapolitan school of the 17th-18th century. It is a traditional scene of the deposition of Christ from the Cross, with the inert and pale body lowered into the arms of his mother Mary, in turn embraced and supported in her pain by the disciple John, and around, sharing in the mourning, two pious women and two disciples. The scene is characterized by a diagonally descending linearity, which follows the body of Jesus, starting from the pole of the Cross raised on the left and ending with the woman crouched to embrace Jesus' feet on the right. All around, a bare and gray background, which underlines the drama and emptiness that it creates. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in an early 20th century frame.

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240.00€

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Antique Painting Landscape Oil on Canvas XVII Century
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Antique Painting Landscape Oil on Canvas XVII Century

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Antique Painting Landscape Oil on Canvas XVII Century

Oil painting on canvas. Roman school of the 17th century. The landscape, large and airy, pervaded by a "classical", timeless atmosphere, fits into the classicizing current of ideal views taken from the Roman countryside, introduced to Rome with great success during the 17th century following the example of Carracci, Domenico, Albani and the French Poussin, Dughet, Lorrain, and continued into the following century with artists such as Andrea Locatelli. This type of landscape paintings aimed to exalt the principles of beauty, reason, order and measure typical of the classical world, to celebrate the value of history, the trust inherited from the ancients in the virtues of man and his possibilities. In the nature of these landscapes, which is not abandoned to chaos, but is composed, orderly, not disturbed by violent or disorderly elements, human figures are placed, dressed in the old style as in this painting, in which a couple dressed in classic tunics she converses amiably sitting (or rather, half-reclining almost as if they were on a triclinium) in the middle of a shady and green countryside, near a quiet river; in the distance you can glimpse the buildings of a city and your gaze is then lost in the orderly and peaceful continuity of the rolling hills of Lazio. The painting, restored and relined, is presented in a period frame.

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Antique Painting with Mythological Scene Oil on Canvas XVIII Century
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Antique Painting with Mythological Scene Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

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Antique Painting with Mythological Scene Oil on Canvas XVIII Century

Oil painting on canvas. French school of the 18th century. The mythological subject of the goddess Diana bathing was widely spread in 18th century painting and, particularly in the Flemish area, also in the previous century. It was proposed in different variations, with the goddess alone, or accompanied by nymphs, or with Actaeon; in this case the beautiful deity, recognizable by the quiver hanging from the tree branch and the hunting dog that accompanies her. she is about to bathe in a body of water while a mischievous faun spies on her behind her. The scantily clad female body occupies the entire scene, central and of a whiteness that stands out in the midst of the shadows of the leafy forest, with all the other figures and elements that surround it. The small painting was restored and relined at the beginning of the 20th century.

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222.00€

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