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French 19th Century Old Master School Oil on Canvas Titled "Leda and The Swan"

$94,500

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A fine and large French 19th century old master school oil on canvas titled "Leda and The Swan" within a giltwood frame. Leda and the swan is a motif from Greek mythology, in which Zeus came to Leda in the form of a swan. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. As the story goes, Zeus took the form of a swan and seduced Leda on the same night she slept with her husband, King Tyndareus. Thanks to the literary renditions of Ovid and Fulgentius it was a well-known myth through the Middle Ages, but emerged more prominently as a classicizing theme, with erotic overtones, in the Italian Renaissance. Since ancient Roman times, there have been several depictions of Leda and The Swan, including works by Renown artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Correggio, Cesare da Sesto, François Boucher, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Paul Cézanne, Cy Twombly and many others. Unsigned. circa 1870-1880. Canvas height: 59 1/4 inches (150.5 cm) Canvas width: 74 1/4 inches (188.6 cm) Frame height: 65 3/4 inches (167 cm) Frame width: 81 1/4 inches (206.3 cm) Frame depth: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm).

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 65.75 in. (167.01 cm)Width: 81.25 in. (206.38 cm)Depth: 1.50 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance Revival (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870-1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. A truly stunning painting with vibrant colors and details. Canvas was recently professionally cleaned, stretched and restored. Several areas of in-paint touch-ups (visible under UV light), craquelure throughout. Please view all images.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A13551stDibs: LU1796210779023

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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