"The Toilet of Venus" Bolognese school of the 17th century
circle of Francesco Albani (Bologne 1578-1660)
Oil painting on canvas
Carved and gilded frame
Canvas cm. 82 x 65
Frame cm. 95 x 78
The work depicts a scene of great charm. Venus, the splendid Goddess of Beauty, is intent on her toilet, aided by three attentive maids who must be identified as the three Graces.
It is a pleasant canvas from the Bolognese school, created by a valid 17th century painter who was a follower of Francesco Albani and constitutes an interesting variant of the famous work exhibited in the Louvre museum. The Goddess is comfortably reclining in an armchair, intent on looking at herself in the mirror, while her nymphs arrange her hairstyle for the amorous encounter with the beautiful Adonis.
All around the main scene is a fluttering of little angels, following the most characteristic dictates of Albani's French painting.
The scenic layout is reversed compared to the Louvre canvas, while maintaining a very similar composition in the arrangement of the figures and architecture, among which the elegant silhouette of a Renaissance palace stands out in the center of the canvas.
We would like to point out the excellent condition of the work which comes complete with a beautiful sculpted and gilded frame.
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