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  • Alexander the Great in His Conquest of Asia · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description The horseman in the foreground of this painting wears the type of extravagant helmet associated with the Macedonian ruler general Alexander the Great 356 323 BC conqueror of Europe and Asia from the Aegean Sea to India and Afghanistan as well as Greece and Egypt Prints and paintings of his exploits were popular and validated Europeans sense of destiny in seeking dominion over other cultures Most Europeans did not know what India or Afghanistan looked like so any vaguely rugged setting was suitable Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination examined for condition 1 06 1943 Treatment inpainted other varnish removed or reduced 4 01 1990 Treatment other varnish removed or reduced 6 30 1990 Examination examined for condition Exhibitions World of Wonder The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1971 1972 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1897 catalogue no 623 as Elsheimer Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection 1902 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own

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  • Allegorical Figure or Muse · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    symbolically abstract concepts or Muses goddesses of the liberal arts Their presence in connection with a library would allude to the pursuit of virtue through the study of the sciences and arts Their individual identities remain uncertain though some of their attributes correspond to those of figures in the Iconologia a widely read emblem book a book of symbols and their meanings by Cesare Ripa Italian ca 1560 ca 1625 first published in 1593 This allegorical figure or Muse holds an open book With delicately posed fingers she grips a now broken object which might have been a writing tool Conservation A damage occured in the gallery to the proper right side of the sculpture s base and the corner of the platform for the proper left foot The base was repaired by reattaching the pieces of limestone and filling the surrounding areas with a conservation grade filler The loss at the foot s platform was also filled These conservation fills were painted using Golden acrylic paints to match the surrounding area Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Treatment filled inpainted repaired 12 01 1973 Treatment repaired Provenance Raoul Heilbronner Paris Glaenzer and Co New York Henry Walters Baltimore after

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  • Allegorical Groups Representing the Four Continents: Africa · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Provenance Credit Description Very little is known about Francesco Bertos a highly original artist who created a considerable number of complicated pyramidal groups in a very distinctive ingenious style that mirrors the lightness and airiness of contemporary rococo painting in France These four groups Walters 54 659 54 657 54 660 and 54 658 are allegories symbolic representations of the four continents of which the world was then thought to consist All have their names engraved In the allegory of Africa the continent is depicted by people who in a simple peaceful way of life gather grain from the fertile ground A lion and a snake indicate the African continent Conservation Date Description Narrative 7 15 1974 Treatment cleaned examined for condition Provenance Spiradon Paris Jacques Seligmann and Co Inc New York Sale February 17 1917 Henry Walters Baltimore 1917 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1917 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Francesco Bertos Italian active 1693 1733 Artist Period ca 1710 1725 Medium bronze Metal Accession Number 54 658 Measurements H

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  • Allegorical Groups Representing the Four Continents: America · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    distinctive ingenious style that mirrors the lightness and airiness of contemporary rococo painting in France These four groups Walters 54 659 54 657 54 660 and 54 658 are allegories symbolic representations of the four continents of which the world was then thought to consist All have their names engraved In the allegory of America the fierce and primitive nature of the New World is represented by the semi nude female Native American warrior wearing feathers who has shot an opponent with an arrow She supports a man who stands on an alligator that looks strangely like a lizard The gruesome detail of the little boy lifting a decapitated head on a spear refers to European assumptions about the practice of cannibalism in America Conservation Date Description Narrative 7 15 1974 Treatment cleaned examined for condition 2 07 1977 Examination examined for condition Provenance Spiradon Paris Jacques Seligmann and Co Inc New York Sale February 17 1917 Henry Walters Baltimore 1917 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1917 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections

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  • Allegorical Groups Representing the Four Continents: Asia · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    complicated pyramidal groups in a very distinctive ingenious style that mirrors the lightness and airiness of contemporary rococo painting in France These four groups Walters 54 659 54 657 54 660 and 54 658 are allegories symbolic representations of the four continents of which the world was then thought to consist All have their names engraved In the allegory of Asia an older man carries a beautiful young woman and figures in dance like movements surround them They hold pieces of coral plants and spices This limited view of a vast continent contrasts markedly with the complexity of the representation of America Provenance Spiradon Paris Jacques Seligmann and Co Inc New York Sale February 17 1917 Henry Walters Baltimore 1917 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1917 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Francesco Bertos Italian active 1693 1733 Artist Period ca 1710 1725 Medium bronze Metal Accession Number 54 660 Measurements H 25 1 8 W 13 11 16 D 16 15 16 in 63 8 34 8 43 cm Geographies Padua

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  • Allegorical Groups Representing the Four Continents: Europe · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    in a very distinctive ingenious style that mirrors the lightness and airiness of contemporary rococo painting in France These four groups Walters 54 659 54 657 54 660 and 54 658 are allegories symbolic representations of the four continents of which the world was then thought to consist All have their names engraved In the allegory of Europe Jupiter the king of the gods in Greco Roman mythology crowns Bellona the goddess of war Jupiter s eagle rest on objects used in war canon shield and drum Europe is thereby represented as being the leader of the world through her military prowess The figure of Religion on the ground reveals that the Christian faith is the source of Europe s superior position Conservation Date Description Narrative 7 15 1974 Treatment cleaned examined for condition Exhibitions The Allure of Bronze The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1995 Provenance Spiradon Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Jacques Seligmann Co Inc Sale New York February 17 1917 Henry Walters Baltimore 1917 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1917 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect

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  • Allegory of Architecture · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    in Florence where he was known as Giovanni Bologna or Giambologna He became court sculptor to the Medici dukes and also carried out commissions elsewhere in Europe Emperor Rudolf II raised him to the nobility Around 1565 Giambologna carved a marble statue of Architecture now lost the appearance of which is reflected in a later copy that may be seen in the Walters Sculpture Court Walters 27 458 The wax prototype for a small version was modeled around 1580 Her body is elongated with her legs shifted to the right while her head turns to the left in the graceful opposition known as contrapposto so favored at the time The red brown lacquer applied to this piece is associated with castings supervised by the artist however fine casts continued to be produced after his death and testing has demonstrated that this cast is much later Giambologna s statuettes were avidly sought by collectors throughout Europe Conservation Date Description Narrative 8 24 1977 Treatment cleaned 12 20 1977 Examination x ray fluorescence Exhibitions The Allure of Bronze The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1995 A Collector s Cabinet National Gallery of Art Washington 1998 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of

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  • Allegory of Arithmetic · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Explore Object Creative Commons License Allegory of Arithmetic Description Provenance Credit Description The importance of the intellect was often celebrated in representations of the Seven Liberal Arts Grammar Rhetoric Logic Geometry Arithmetic Astronomy and Music They could be personified as poised young women in a setting and clothing suggestive of ancient Greece the homeland of Western abstract thought On the book held by Arithmetic is the name of the Greek mathematician Pythagoras while on the worksheet are the primary mathematical functions addition subtraction and multiplication La Hyre produced at least two such series including the Allegory of Grammar Walters 37 862 as decoration for the homes of the wealthy He conveys this classical theme with the cool rounded carefully balanced forms of the new idealized style inspired by Raphael and Greco Roman sculpture Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome no 820 Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection 1902 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Laurent de La Hyre French 1606 1656 Artist Period 1650 Medium

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