17 - 18 December 1998
Follower of Theodor van Thulden
Venus and Mars
signed with a monogram 'PVE' (centre left)
oil on canvas
44 x 37½ in. (112 x 95 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 7 December 1994, lot 244 (£8,500).
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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 of Strife overcome by Love.
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