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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    Roman School, 18th Century

    Venus at the Forge of Vulcan

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Roman School, 18th Century
    Venus at the Forge of Vulcan
    oil on canvas, oval
    38 x 31½ in. (96.5 x 80 cm.)


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    The subject of Venus entreating her husband Vulcan at his forge to make arms for her son Aeneas, was popularly depicted by artists in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Notably, Francesco Solimena painted the scenario in 1704, possibly as part of a series of mythological scenes celebrating marriage for the Procuaror Canale in Venice, now in the Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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