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The Garden of Love - Workshop of Carel van Mander (1548-1606)
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Ref : 101171
15 700 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Provenance :
Netherlands
Medium :
Oil on copper
Dimensions :
l. 28.35 inch X H. 22.44 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - The Garden of Love - Workshop of Carel van Mander (1548-1606) <= 16th century - The Garden of Love - Workshop of Carel van Mander (1548-1606)  - The Garden of Love - Workshop of Carel van Mander (1548-1606)
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The Garden of Love - Workshop of Carel van Mander (1548-1606)

Oil on copper of the 16th century.

Presented in a very nice 17th century carved wood frame with its original gilding.
Total dimensions : 57 x 72 cm. The copper alone : 40 x 55 cm.

This painting with an astonishing subject was painted in the Netherlands during the Mannerist period around 1580.

In a hilly landscape and in the center of a clearing crossed by a stream, undressed characters gather in couples under the chariot of love drawn by two unicorns. The latter is standing and shooting his arrows.
At the bottom left, a river god is lying partially covered with a red drape, in the center a second love is frolicking in the water with a young woman.
On the far left, sitting in the grass, another young woman is holding a swan.

Did the commissioner have this painting done for his wedding?

Mannerism, an artistic movement, began around 1520 and ended at the beginning of the 17th century. Its main characteristics are twisted bodies, often denuded, giving a languorous softness, acid and raw tones, an art of codes, symbols and quotations from classical artists. The proliferation of engravings during the 16th century spread the Mannerist style more rapidly than any previous style.

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16th century Oil Painting