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  • Allegory of Autumn · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    a little child The playful tender and fleshy figures convey a light mood As allegorical personifications here they act out seasons through typical activities Seated at the fire of a brazier Winter wraps himself up against the cold Walters 37 1791 Spring holds a wreath of flowers Walters 37 1724 Summer shades his head with a leaf against the heat while cooling his foot in a stream Walters 37 1744 and Autumn like a little Bacchus the ancient god of wine holds grapes representing the harvest The charming series was surely intended to decorate a small room perhaps a dressing room For more information on this series please see Federico Zeri s 1976 catalogue no 433 pp 545 546 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1881 catalogue no 152 1897 catalogue no 293 as Carlo Maratta 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 Sebastiano Conca Italian ca 1680 1764 Painter Period ca 1720

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  • Allegory of Grammar · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    in the companion Allegory of Arithmetic Walters 37 1917 this personification of the liberal art of Grammar is engaged in an activity to show how ideas impact real life To demonstrate how important grammar and clear writing are in making ideas bloom the artist metaphorically represents Grammar watering two pots of flowers Over her arm is a scroll bearing an ancient definition of grammar in Latin A literate tongue spoken in the required manner By the inscription L DE LA Hyre In F 1650 In is an abbreviation for invenit Latin for invented and F for fecit made it the artist emphasized his responsibility for the conception as well as the execution of the paintings Exhibitions Vive la France French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1999 2000 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Signed and dated at the lower left L De La Hyre in F 1650 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

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  • Allegory of Harmony and Peace · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    only from the front their backs were left in a rough state Gai has represented them as graceful elongated creatures in greatly animated poses wearing rich wavy draperies The figures are allegories representing 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 figure holds a bundle of rods the fasces lictoriae an ancient symbol of authority and a cornucopia a symbol of abundance is beside her She is an allegory of Concordia harmony and peace as described in the popular emblem book by Cesare Ripa first published in 1593 Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 01 1973 Treatment other loss compensation Provenance Raoul Heilbronner Paris Glaenzer Co New York Henry Walters Baltimore after 1900 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters after 1900 Download Image Add to Collection Share

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  • Allegory of Knowledge of Things · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    state Gai has represented them as graceful elongated creatures in greatly animated poses wearing rich wavy draperies The figures are allegories representing 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 With raised hand and uplifted gaze this allegorical figure holds a book and a scepter a symbol of authority According to the Iconologia these attributes indicate she is an allegory of Cognitione delle Cose knowledge of things Conservation Date Description Narrative 9 26 1960 Treatment cleaned repaired loss compensation 12 01 1973 Treatment loss compensation other 9 09 1987 Treatment cleaned loss compensation other 6 08 1988 Examination examined for condition Provenance Raoul Heilbronner Paris Glaenzer and Co New York Henry Walters Baltimore after 1900 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters after 1900 Download Image Add to

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  • Allegory of Spring · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of a little child The playful tender and fleshy figures convey a light mood As allegorical personifications here they act out seasons through typical activities Seated at the fire of a brazier Winter wraps himself up against the cold Walters 37 1791 Spring holds a wreath of flowers Summer shades his head with a leaf against the heat while cooling his foot in a stream Walters 37 1744 and Autumn like a little Bacchus the ancient god of wine holds grapes representing the harvest Walters 37 1792 The charming series was surely intended to decorate a small room perhaps a dressing room For more information on this series please see Federico Zeri s 1976 catalogue no 433 pp 545 546 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1881 catalogue no 150 1897 catalogue no 291 as Carlo Maratta 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 Sebastiano Conca Italian ca 1680 1764 Painter Period ca

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  • Allegory of Summer · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of a little child The playful tender and fleshy figures convey a light mood As allegorical personifications here they act out seasons through typical activities Seated at the fire of a brazier Winter wraps himself up against the cold Walters 37 1791 Spring holds a wreath of flowers Walters 37 1724 Summer shades his head with a leaf against the heat while cooling his foot in a stream and Autumn like a little Bacchus the ancient god of wine holds grapes representing the harvest Walters 37 1792 The charming series was surely intended to decorate a small room perhaps a dressing room For more information on this series please see Federico Zeri s 1976 catalogue no 433 pp 545 546 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1881 catalogue no 151 1897 catalogue no 292 as Carlo Maratta 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 Sebastiano Conca Italian ca 1680 1764 Painter Period ca

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  • Allegory of the Five Senses · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    down and out Embedding a classical allegory a symbolic image in such a subject makes it especially intriguing Each person acts out one of the five senses sound is represented by the woman with a lute at center taste by the man emptying a flask of wine smell by the young man with a melon sight by the man on the right holding a pair of spectacles and touch by the two people who are fighting Paolini s allegory dates from his early years in Rome where he studied the paintings of Caravaggio 1571 1610 known for their realism and strong chiaroscuro modeling in light and shade Provenance Philippe duke of Orléans d 1723 Louis Philippe Joseph duke of Orléans Philippe Egalité d 1793 by inheritance Orléans Sale Coxe Burrell and Foster London February 14 1800 Dr Frank Lewarne Cricklade Wiltshire Cricklade Town Hall Wiltshire October 1945 by gift Private collection London Sale Sotheby s London December 8 1993 Mattiesen Fine Art Ltd London Walters Art Museum 2003 by purchase Credit Museum purchase with funds generously provided by the Ben and Zelda Cohen Foundation and the W Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund 2003 Download Image Add to Collection Share on

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/15244/allegory-of-the-five-senses/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Allegory of the Papacy of Clement XI · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    symbolic motifs are brought together to express Clement XI s papacy r 1700 1721 as an abstract concept The standing woman at center wearing the papal tiara is holding her cape in a protective manner over a little temple supported by angels She may by an allegory of Religion protecting the Roman Church To the base on which she stands like a column are chained different agonized figures symbolizing vices an allusion to Protestants and Muslims Above Fame blows her horn while pointing to a portrait of the pontiff The allegory as a whole is a portrait or a mirror of the pope and his virtues For more information on this painting please see Federico Zeri s 1976 catalogue no 432 pp 544 545 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1881 catalogue no 96 as Tiepolo 1897 catalogue no 355 as Sebastiano Ricci 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 Domenico Antonio Vaccaro

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/32623/allegory-of-the-papacy-of-clement-xi/ (2016-02-18)
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