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Pietro Benvenuti
Figurative Mythologic Neoclassic Tuscan Drawing 19th century Pietro Benvenuti

early 19th

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Drawing in ink, charcoal, watercolors and white lead on paper related to the series of studies for the decoration of the “Hercules Room” in Palazzo Pitti in Florence. It’s done by Pietro Benvenuti, Tuscan Artist hired for this commission at first by Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte in 1811 and, after her brother Napoleon’s fall, reconfirmed in 1817 by the followed Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand III of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.The works for the Herluces’ Room lasted for more than a decade, until the 1829. The scene depicts Venus bended on her knees begging her brother Jupiter. Probably, this is a episode taken from Aeneid, a Latin epic poem written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, and she’s asking for mercy for her son Aeneas. The drawing is published in the monography book of the artist written by Liletta Fornasai and it comes from a very important Italian collection, as reported on the print.
  • Creator:
    Pietro Benvenuti (Italian)
  • Creation Year:
    early 19th
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 10.63 in (27 cm)Width: 16.15 in (41 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Florence, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1240211584632

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