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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 114

    Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens

    Venus and Mars

    Price Realised  


    Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
    Venus and Mars
    signed with a monogram 'PVE' (centre left)
    oil on canvas
    44 x 37½ in. (112 x 95 cm.)

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    The story of the love between Mars and Venus, and of how they were later caught under Vulcan's net whilst making love, is told in Homer's Odyssey. In the Renaissance, the story was used as an allegory of Strife overcome by Love.

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    The John Reid Collection; Christie's, London, 18 December 1998, lot 622.