Paolo Veronese - The Birth of Adonis, late 16th century - early 17th century

Style of Paolo Veronese (Verona, 1528 - 1588, Venice)

Scene from the Metamorphoses of Ovid: The Birth of Adonis, late 16th century - early 17th century

Oil on canvas, 34 x 61 cm (13 3/8 x 24 in.) canvas

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Object details

Accession number

P17w32.2

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the art dealer Dino Barozzi, Venice on 20 September, 1899 for 240 lire for a series of 24 paintings.

Bibliography

Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), pp. 286-88. (as style of Veronese)
Hilliard Goldfarb et al. Passionate Acts in Greek Art and Myth. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1994), pp. 36-37. (as style of Veronese)
Hilliard Goldfarb et al. Italian Paintings and Drawings Before 1800 in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Unpublished manuscript. (Boston, 1996-2000). (as Venetian, style of Veronese)


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Commentary

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