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Apollo and Daphne

Drawing
ca. 1630-1664 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Apollo and Daphne; Cupid, above them, poising an arrow; Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours
Brief Description
Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto; Apollo and Daphne; Cupid, above them, poising an arrow; Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours; Genoese School; ca. 1630-1664.
Physical Description
Apollo and Daphne; Cupid, above them, poising an arrow; Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 280mm
  • Sheet width: 386mm
Original measurements converted from fractional inches into decimal inches (rounded to one decimal place). Dimensions taken from: DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874. 11 x 15 inches.
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
  • Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings, Volume Two: 17th-18th Century , London, 1979, p.37 , cat. n. 669, illus. The following is the full text of the entry: CASTIGLIONE, GIOVANNI BENEDETTO known as il Grechetto (c. 1610-63/65) 669 Apollo and Daphne, with her father Peneus, a naiad and a Cupid Inscribed on the mount in ink in a later hand 'Gio. Ben. Castiglione' Brown oil paint, partly coloured in red, blue and green 11 X 15 (280 X 381) Dyce 346 PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869 LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 346 (as by Castiglione); Exhibition Catalogue Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione Master Draughtsman of the Italian Baroque, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971, no. 99; pl. 99 Ann Percy dates the drawing towards the end of the 1650s in the catalogue quoted. She suggests that the artist may have been inspired by recollections of Bernini's famous Daphne and Apollo.
  • Deanna Petherbridge, The Primacy of Drawing, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2010, fig. 91, p. 141.
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.346

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