A signed painting by Joseph FelonWe are really proud to present to our clients this fine 19th century oil on canvas by Joseph FELON (1818-1896) titled "Diane au bain" with its wood frame.
The painting is signed lower left.
Origin: France, french school
Material: oil on canvas
Canvas dimensions: 68 cm Height X 44 cm Lenght
Frame dimensions : 75,5 cm Height x 52 cm Lenght
The artwork representing the theme of Diana to the Bathroom, lady of the woods, protector of wild animals, guardian of sources and streams, protector of women, portrayed here in the entirety of her beauty and caught in the act of getting wet in a mirror of water, all rendered by skilful brush strokes according to the beauty canons of the time, that is, with long blonde hair and its curvaceous body, probably to enhance its beauty.
Diana is a Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature, associated with wild animals and woodland.
She is equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, and absorbed much of Artemis' mythology early in Roman history, including a birth on the island of Delos to parents Jupiter and Latona, and a twin brother, Apollo, though she had an independent origin in Italy.
The persona of Diana is complex, and contains a number of archaic features.
Diana was originally considered to be a goddess of the wilderness and of the hunt, a central sport in both Roman and Greek culture.
Early Roman inscriptions to Diana celebrated her primarily as a huntress and patron of hunters.
Diana was known as the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, along with Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. Oak groves and deer were especially sacred to her.
Diana made up a triad with two other Roman deities; Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.
Documentation of the painting :
- Certificate of authenticity of the expert Mr. Renato Musetti.
- Certificate of the expert of the gallery.
- Documentation on the state of conservation of the work, with an attached CD of the vision of the canvas,
with the lamp of Wood.
- Explanatory document comparing the work to other works of the artist.
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