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  • Allegory of Winter · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    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 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 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 Italian Paintings in the Walters Art Gallery no 433 pp 545 546 Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1881 catalogue no 1149 1897 catalogue no 290 as Carlo Maratta Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Don Marcello Massarenti Collection 1902 where catalogued as Carolo Maratta catalogue 1881 nos 149 152 catalogue 1897 nos 290 293 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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  • Allegory on Human Life · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    to the point of bursting all inviting our touch before their inevitable decay were often depicted framing spiritually significant images Here they frame and complement a still life of objects alluding to the brevity of human life a skull a burning candle and an hourglass The combination encourages a meditation on the miracle of Christ s Resurrection from his mortal death and the resurrection promised through Christ to the faithful Along with fruits and flowers including roses grapes cherries and thistles as well as butterflies and a beetle Van Son has included corn a New World addition to the European diet Further analysis within the Chamber of Wonders installation and bibliography Exhibitions Going for Baroque The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1995 1996 Highlights from the Collection The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1998 2001 A Magnificent Age Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum Baltimore The Walters Art Museum Baltimore The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City Mint Museum of Art Charlotte 2002 2004 Provenance Mrs Marcelle J von Mayer Denues Columbia Maryland date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1985 by bequest Credit Bequest of Mrs Marcelle J von Mayer Denues 1985 Download Image Add to Collection Share

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  • Ambulant Musicians · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    is realistic as are their surroundings While in the later 1600s there was increasing interest in the depiction of the poor often for their picturesque qualities in paintings to be purchased by the affluent the particular approach and style seen here are characteristic of the artist Pasquale de Rossi 1641 1725 The artist primarily worked in Rome The painting was at one time thought to be Spanish and attributed to Pedro Nuñez de Villavicencio 1635 1700 or Bartolomé Estéban Murillo 1617 1682 For more information on this painting please see Federico Zeri s 1976 catalogue Italian Paintings in the Walters Art Gallery vol II no 337 p 462 Conservation Date Description Narrative 3 21 1966 Treatment inpainted varnish removed or reduced 3 05 1991 Examination examined for condition 2 18 1992 Examination examined for condition Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown 1897 catalogue no 494 as Murillo Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Seal On reverse of fabric support is a red seal with a coat of arms and inscription MONUMENTI SOPRAINTENDENZA Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection 1902 Download Image Add to Collection

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  • Anatomical Figure of a Man · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    By the 1600s artists who specialized in figural compositions were increasingly aware of the need to understand the structure of muscles in order to portray movement effectively Some artists most famously Leonardo da Vinci 1452 1519 carried out dissections This flayed figure with muscles exposed could have served as a study object for artists Sir Peter Paul Rubens 1577 1640 made use of a similar statuette The representation of a dead body as if alive plays on the paradox of artists ability to imbue with life what is inanimate The level of detail would have been insufficient for a medical student for whom publications on anatomy by the Flemish physician Vesalius photo were more useful Conservation Date Description Narrative 11 01 1958 Treatment cleaned 1 17 1961 Treatment repaired loss compensation cleaned coated Exhibitions Man Glory Jest and Riddle A Survey of the Human Form Through the Ages Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco San Francisco Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco San Francisco 1964 1965 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons

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  • Angelica and Medoro · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    is taken from Ludovico Ariosto s 16th century romantic epic Orlando furioso The princess Angelica and the infantryman Medoro are depicted on their honeymoon celebrating their love by carving each other s names into trees Here the two are amorously entwined while Medoro writes his beloved s name Flying cupids with a torch allude to their burning love while the little cupid below spells out their names This subject was much favored by painters of the 18th century because of its pastoral and erotic nature For more information on this painting please see Federico Zeri s 1976 catalogue no 399 p 511 Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination examined for condition 4 12 1976 Treatment cleaned inpainted reconstructed varnish removed or reduced Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection Rome date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1902 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Transcription On stone in lower right corner ANGELICA MED RO 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 Michele Rocca Italian ca 1670

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  • Apollino · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    by the famed Greek sculptor Praxiteles it was first recorded as being in the Villa Medici in Rome in 1704 and was taken to Florence in 1769 Due to its fame this statue was frequently copied throughout the 18th century especially in bronze It was known as one of the prime examples depicting the perfect proportions of the human body Provenance Jacques Seligmann date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry

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  • Apollo and Marsyas · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    a musical competition If he lost he would be flayed alive The jury of gods judged Apollo the winner and here the flaying of Marsyas bound to a tree stump has begun The scene is carved from a single piece of ivory which has been reduced to paper thinness in places in order to create depth Van Opstal worked in marble as well as ivory His delight in dramatic subjects involving muscular strain and tension owed much to his contemporary the greatest Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens This relief can be compared to Van Opstal s style of around 1640 before he moved to Paris and became an important figure at the French court as a sculptor to King Louis XIV Conservation Date Description Narrative 1 11 1962 Treatment cleaned other 3 20 1978 Treatment cleaned 11 19 1987 Examination examined for condition Exhibitions Rubens and Humanism Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham 1978 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 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

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/10822/apollo-and-marsyas/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Archangel Gabriel · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description This plaque along with its companion Walters 44 629 once adorned a bishop s miter Other plaques might have included figures which were also part of the deesis row of an iconostasis Christ enthroned John the Baptist and the Mother of God The archangels are rendered in high relief repoussé and applied to the plaques with small flanges Their mantles are covered in transparent enamel one emerald green and one blue The freely executed floral motif on the skirts of the saints vestments and around the borders as well as the pink green and black color combination are frequently seen in other objects created at the turn of the 18th century The wings of the archangels their haloes and the border ornament not covered with enamel are all finely chased Exhibitions Russian Enamels The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 1997 Provenance Zolotnitsky date and mode of acquisition unknown Leon Grinberg New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1952 by purchase Credit Museum purchase 1952 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 Kremlin

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