Theseus on a Visit to his Father, with the Sword, prevented drinking a Cup of Poison, prepared for him by his Stepmother, (painting)
DaCortona, Pietro 1596-1669
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 116 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Vide Plutarch life of theseus, &c. by P. Cortona. An interior, a very beautiful and original picture, the figures and every part, touched in a bold and free style, and the colouring so rich that nothing but gold and silver could imitate it. The composition is elegant and light shade truly natural. Painted by Pietro Da Cortona, who was born at Cortona, 1596, died 1669." [P. 18.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.