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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    Attributed to Christoph Heinrich Kniep (Hildesheim 1755-1825 Naples)

    Poseidon (Neptune), Athena (Minerva), and a rostral column

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Christoph Heinrich Kniep (Hildesheim 1755-1825 Naples)
    Poseidon (Neptune), Athena (Minerva), and a rostral column
    ink and pen on paper
    18½ x 30 3/8 in. (47 x 77.2 cm.)
    in a Swedish giltwood frame, possibly original


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    The scene, set beside a Naval rostral column, celebrates Athena's triumph as Goddess of Wisdom in her dispute with Poseidon over the Defence of Attica.

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