Artist Gaetano Gandolfi, Italian, 1734-1802
Title
  • Venus Ordering Armor for Aeneas at Vulcan's Forge
  • Venus Receiving the Arms from Vulcan for Aeneas (former title)
Date ca. between 1770 and 1775
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 75 3/8 × 56 1/8 inches (191.5 × 142.5 cm)
Framed: 82 7/8 × 63 3/8 × 3 3/8 inches (210.5 × 161 × 8.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III
Accession Number 74.2
Department European Painting
On View European: Influence of Ancient Greeks and Romans, Level 2 (see map)
Comte Raymond de Castellane (France);
March 5–9, 1934, presented at auction (J.J. Terris, Palais des Fêtes et des Expositions, Nice France), "Tableaux Anciens…de Monsieur le Comte R. de Castellane," lot 49;
October 29, 1937, presented at auction, (Hôtel Drouot), "Objets d’Art et d’Ambeublement…," lot 10;
1973, (Heim Gallery, London, England);
1973, Mr. & Mrs. Allan Shelden III (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1974–present, gift to 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, no. 49 (ill.).

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Paintings & Sculptures of the Italian Baroque. Exh. cat., Heim Gallery Ltd. London, 1973, unpaginated, no. 22 (ill.).

"Advertisement, Heim Summer Exhibition 1973: Paintings and Sculptures of the Italian Baroque" The Connoisseur 183, no. 737 (July 1973): p. 29 (ill.).

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Bagni, Prisco. I Gandolfi: Affreschi Dipinti Bozzetti Disegni. Bologna, 1992, p. 235, no. 216 (ill.).

Cazort, Mimi. Bella Pittura: The Art of the Gandolfi. Exh. Cat, National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, 1993, pp. 16; p. 67, no. 44 (ill.).

Maino, Donatella Biagi. Gaetano Gandolfi. Turin, 1995, no. 50, pl. 56 (ill.). [See also, no. 49, pl. 53 (details pls. 54–55)]

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