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The Triumph of Virtue, (painting)

Artist:
Veronese, Paul
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 74
These three figures are an allegory, in which many persons think that Paul Veronese is himself represented. However that may be, the subject is by no means doubtful. One sees a woman with the hands of a harpy, holding a pack of cards, and inclining towards a man who flies from her, and throws himself into the arms of Virtue, who comes forward and receives him. Vice is seated, and beneath her drapery is seen a sphyne and a dagger. In the background, there is a fragment of a monument, on the cornice of which, one finds the subject explained by the latin [sic] words, "Honor et Virtus post mortem florent," implying, that those who observe the laws of honor and virtue, establish a name which will be imperishable. This picture is executed in a broad, free, and effective manner, highly characteristic of this celebrated Venetian master, and it is moreover, in excellont [sic] preservation. It was formerly in the Gallery of the Duke of Orleans, and was subsequently purchased in Rome, and brought to this country more than 20 years since by Vanderlyn. [P. 9.]
Albany Gallery of Fine Arts, Incorporated 1846. Catalogue of the First Exhibition. 1846. Albany: Printed at the Office of the Evening Atlas. 1846.
Topic:
Figure group
Allegory--Quality--Virtue
Allegory--Quality--Vice
Mythology--Classical--Harpie
Occupation--Occult--Fortune Teller
Architecture--Monument
Control number:
AECI 00580074
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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