Artist Gaetano Gandolfi, Italian, 1734-1802
Title
  • Venus Ordering Armor for Aeneas at Vulcan's Forge
Date ca. 1775
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 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)
Credit Line Gift of the Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund
Accession Number 2017.46
Department European Painting
On View European: Influence of Ancient Greeks and Romans, Level 2 (see map)
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)
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).