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  • Studio of a Sculptor

    Artist:
    Bossche (Bosch), Balthasar van den. 1681-1715
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    66x86 cm

Bossche (Bosch), Balthasar van den. 1681-1715

Studio of a Sculptor

Flanders, 1712

This painting features a sculpture of Hercules Fighting the Nemean Lion (right), similar to works by Pierre Puget (1622-1694) and The Rape of Proserpine (left, on a pedestal) that was inspired by a marble original by Giovanni di Bologna (1529-1608) (Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence) and a marble sculpture in the park at Versailles created in 1677 by François Girardon (1628-1715). In the depths is a stele embellished with two reliefs: Venus (?) above and Drunken Silenus below. Both the Hermitage paintings - the painter's studio and the sculptor's studio ? present a generalized image reflecting Bossche's impressions of his sojourn in France, where the artist worked for a time before returning to Antwerp in 1700.

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Studio of a Sculptor

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oil

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66x86 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1918; transferred from the Anichkov Palace in Petrograd

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5718

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Pair to the painting "Studio of an Artist"

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