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Solomon adjudging the Disputed Child, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (copy after)
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1859
Old
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 127
39 x 54. An old copy of this master-piece of the Roman School of Art, and happily characterizing the features of the school, viz: great force of interpretation, striking anatomy, power in expression. There are about twenty figures on the canvas, each playing the necessary part in the scene. Solomon, on the dias, orders the child cut in two pieces. The executioner, seizing the little one by the left leg, is about to sever it with his heavy sword. The real mother rushes forward--under a phrensy of despair arrests the fatal blow. It is all wrought up with consummate skill, and such power as delighted Michael Angelo. [P. 60.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, &c., comprise the Premiums to be given to subscribers.
Artist nationality: Roman School, Style of.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Solomon
Figure group
Control number:
AECI 02410110
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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