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Description

Painting entitled "Apollo and Muses on Mount Parnassus" at base on surround. Classical figures arranged before landscape. Painting concepts based largely on the ancient classical and Renaissance format of figures contained in a pyramid in the center of painting. The female figures are grouped symmetrically beneath and on either side of the Apollo. Apollo playing lyre.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1850
Material
glass (material)
oil paint (paint)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Classical
Classical Figure
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Mythology
mythology (literary genre)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Painted
paintings (visual works)
PICTURE, ALLEGORY
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
People and organizations
Apollo
Mount Parnassus
Dimensions
27 x 35.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.48
GUSN
17345
Reference Notes
Sanzio, Raphael. Parnassus. [No Publisher].

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