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Attributed Min Veneto Neoclassical Mythological Drawing 19th century

early 19th



This small drawing ( mixed technique of pencil, white lead, and tempera on brownish paper 11.5 x 14.5 cm, with frame 42.5 x 50.5 cm) represents two figures, probably arguing, inside an ambient that reminds of a grotto. By the style and the attributes, they can be identified as the king of the Gods, Zeus, together with his wife Hera. A pencil inscription on the back reports the attribution of "Giovanni De Min", also confirmed by the stylistic personal touches that remind of other of the same artist. Giovanni De Min came from a family of humble origins. In Padua, his home town, Demin first apprenticed with Paolo De Filippi, who noting his skills, and with the patronage of the Falier family of San Vitale, had him enrolled by 1804 at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, directed by Lattanzio Querena. There he studied alongside Francesco Hayez, and was a pupil of the painters Teodoro Matteini and Pietro Tantini and received a scholarship to study in Rome under the guidance of Canova. He mainly dedicated himself to frescos or panel decorations of houses and salons for example, he helped Hayez in decorating with mythological scenes the Palazzo of the Count Giovanni Papadopoli in San Marina and he participated in the restoration of the Tintoretto canvases in the Ducal Palace. In 1819 he was named professor of Sculpture at the Accademia.


  • Attributed to
    Giovanni de Min (1786 - 1859)
  • Creation Year
    early 19th
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.74 in. (42.5 cm)Width: 19.89 in. (50.5 cm)
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Florence, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU124028041082

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