17 June 2004
Godfried Guffens (Belgian, 1823-1901)
Der Mater Pausias und das Blumenmädchen Glykere
signed and dated 'Godfried Guffens/1868' (lower right); and with a further inscription on the frame 'Wie der frühling die blumen mir gebt so geb ich küse gern der geliebten; und hier sey mit dem küse der kranz' (Like the Spring showers us with flowers, I gladly shower my beloved with kisses. And with this kiss I crown you').
oil on canvas, in an arched shaped frame
38½ x 35 in. (97.8 x 89 cm.)
Painted in 1868.
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