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Attributed to manner of Albani, Francesco (Italian painter, 1578-1660) , Nude

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Title Nude
Alternative Title Amphitrite(?); Venus
Collection Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Artist Attributed to manner of Albani, Francesco (Italian painter, 1578-1660)
Date Earliest possibly about 1600
Date Latest possibly about 1875
Description

The female figure represented half-covered by a pink drape reclining in a scallop shell in the sea is probably Venus, the goddess of love and mother of Cupid. The episode of her birth from the foam of the sea, from whence she was carried to land in a shell, appears in Hesiod's Theogony.

This mythological subject may have been painted in the manner of the Bolognese artist Francesco Albani.

Current Accession Number O.266
Subject mythology (Venus(?))
Measurements 117 x 134.5 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by the founders John and Joséphine Bowes 1885.
Rights Owner The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Author Dr Mercedes Cerón
 

 

 

 

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