Venus Ordering Armor for Aeneas at Vulcan's Forge, ca. 1775

  • Gaetano Gandolfi, Italian, 1734-1802

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 20 1/2 × 13 3/8 inches (52 × 34 cm)
  • Framed: 25 3/8 × 18 11/16 × 1 3/4 inches (64.5 × 47.5 × 4.4 cm)

Gift of the Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund

2017.46

On View

  • European: Influence of Ancient Greeks and Romans

Department

European Painting

  • Religious art
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Figures (representations)
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Bozzetto
  • Armor
  • Venus
  • Vulcan

Provenance

possibly by 1926, collection of the artist Borgogne (Ravenna, Italy); private collection (Bologna, Italy); [see Catalogue...Composant le Mobilier et les Collections de Monsieur le Comte R. de Castellane. Sales cat., J.-J. Terris, Nice, France, March 5–9, 1934, p. 10.; as in "le cabinet du Directeur du Musée de Bologne"] private collection (Bergamo, Italy); 2017–present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Catalogue...Composant le Mobilier et les Collections de Monsieur le Comte R. de Castellane. Sales cat., J.-J. Terris, Nice, France, March 5–9, 1934, p. 10. [see no. 49] Paintings & Sculptures of the Italian Baroque. Exh. cat., Heim Gallery, Ltd. London, 1973, unpaginated. [see no. 22] Maino, Donatella Biagi. "La pittura in Emilia Romagna nella seconda meta del Settecento." In La Pittura in Italia: Il Setteceno, vol. 1, ed., Giuliano Briganti. Milan, 1990, pp. 281, 283, 300, no. 22. Bagni, Prisco. I Gandolfi: Affreschi Dipinti Bozzetti Disegni. Bologna, 1992, p. 236, no. 217. Maino, Donatella Biagi. Gaetano Gandolfi. Turin, 1995, pp. 356–357, no. 49 (figs. 53-55).

Rights Status

Gaetano Gandolfi, Venus Ordering Armor for Aeneas at Vulcan's Forge, ca. 1775, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund, 2017.46.