Beautiful pair of oil on canvas early 19th century time representing two Allegories of Arts: Sculpture and Architecture.
These two very decorative paintings depict Putti groups surrounded by clouds in pastel shades.
The Allegory of Sculpture presents three "cherub sculptors" busy around a woman's bust in the Antique. One of them holds the sculptor's traditional tools: the hammer and the chisel.
The Allegory of Architecture presents three charming "cherub architects", one holding a compass and measuring a capital while the other two seem to be consulting on a plan.
early 19th century
(gilded wooden frames later)
17 500 €