Antique painting, oil on canvas, from the 18th century, depicting a Mythological scene.
The high-quality painting can be dated back to the first half of the 18th century, it seems to portray a mythological scene from the Aeneid, depicting the escape after the feat of Nisus and Euryalus. The two young heroes, in fact, after having made a huge massacre in the enemy camp, set off to reach the city of Pallanteo with Euryalus wearing a flashy helmet, taken from an enemy. But they meet a squadron of Rutulian knights, who are bringing a message to Turnus. The two friends then try to escape; Nisus, faster, is already about to save himself, while Euryalus who couldn’t follow him is surrounded by enemies.
This wonderful canvas, with a particularly accurate pictorial surface and passages of remarkable quality - which highlights an admirable painting technique and being of valuable workmanship - is undoubtedly attributable to a master of the Italian school, probably working in the 18th century, between Veneto and Emilia.
The painting is in good condition considering its age; with some small scattered restoration and some slight peeling of the pictorial surface, but no significant damage. The original canvas has an old relining that gives no evidence of any kind of preservation problem. Fine craquelure compatible with age. The stretcher was probably replaced at the same time of the re-lining.
Framed in a beautiful gilded frame, from a fairly recent period.
Canvas size: 71.5 x 61 cm Frame size: 87 x 76 cm
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- Maestro Italiano del XVIII Secolo
- Scena Mitologica
- XVIII Secolo d.C.
- Image size
- 71.5×61 cm
- Total dimensions
- 87×76×5 cm