Circle of Hendrik van Balen the Elder (Antwerp 1575-1632) Venus and Adonis 6 1/4 x 8 3/4in
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Circle of Hendrik van Balen the Elder (Antwerp 1575-1632) Venus and Adonis 6 1/4 x 8 3/4in
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Fine Art European Paintings and Drawings
Circle of Hendrik van Balen the Elder (Antwerp 1575-1632)
Venus and Adonis
oil on copper
6 1/4 x 8 3/4in

Footnotes

  • This composition appears to be influenced by Titian who painted at least two versions of Venus and Adonis; one in 1545–46 for the Farnese family which is now lost, however, a version of the Farnese composition is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The present picture retains the grasp of Venus around Adonis and the putto embracing two doves but differs from the Metropolitan Museum's painting by depicting four hunting dogs rather than two.
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