157 | Diana and Callisto, Oil Painting, French School, 18th C

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  • Details

    Details

    • Oil on panel
    • French School, 18th century
    • Dimensions: 31.5 x 40 cm
    • Gilt wood neo-classical frame: 44.5 x 53 cm
    • Provenance: Private property, Austria
    • The small-scale image shows the moment of Callisto’s seduction by Jupiter, who had approached the nymph in disguise of Diana. The scene was popular all over Europe, but it was especially in France, that artists like François Boucher depicted the motif with an erotic-lesbian touch
    • Expert estimate: € 1,300
    • This object is sold through the European office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    Condition:

    The work is in good condition, consistent with age. In places delicate craquelure. Some small losses of color lower right. The wood occasionally with usual, barely noticeable tension cracks. Along the edges slight abrasion due to framing as well as touch-ups that become visible under UV-light. The frame is in very good condition only displaying slight surface abrasion. (nlu)

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