Representation from a painting after Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767-1824) DANAE
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Representation from a painting on an ivory plaque depicting Danaë after the famous mythological scene of the French painter, Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767-1824). The girl locked by her father - the king Acrisius of Argos, in a subterranean room, is standing on a bed decorated with garlands of flowers, in front of a mirror held by an angel. She raise her head towards the sky from where a fine golden rain falls down. Gilt bronze frame chiselled with palmettes and diamond patterns.
The original canvas is in Museum des Bildenden Künste in Leipzig.
Danaë (1798) is Girodet's first realization at his return from Italy. It was commanded by Percier for the decoration of Benoît Gaudîn's mansion in Paris.
Dim: H: 9 inch L: 6,5 inch Circa:1810
Price: 4500 euros