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Painted in the 18th or early 19th century by an unknown artist. Most likely a commissioned painting of Venus and Cupid stirring the the water in a stone fountain. Taken from the painting by the famous painter Titian, Sacred and Profane Love. This is an old oil painting on canvas that has been relined with new canvas. The painting has several old restorations that do not appear with a black light. In the lower left corner is a spot of the original canvas missing about 1/4 square in size. Painting has the normal craquelure and paint loss common with paintings of this age. It does not look to have been over cleaned as there is still signs of dirt and old varnish. In the 1970’s this was relined and reframed with a contemporary gold frame. If you would like more pictures please ask and I will email them to you. Feel free to ask questions and I will answer the best I can. This is not a modern copy painted to look old but an old painting on canvas. The large painting measures about 29 inches wide and 39 inches tall. The wood frame measures 37-1/2 inches wide and 47-1/2 inches tall. This will ship Fedex in a large box or can be arranged for pickup by your choice of carrier. I will need to custom order a shipping box for this large painting so it will take one week or less to ship after payment is made. (All international shipments are at your cost and risk and packed by your carrier. Not responsible for your carrier but will help arrange for pickup or dropped off at carrier if in the Colorado area.)

Sacred and Profane Love (Italian: Amor Sacro e Amor Profano, also called Venus and the Bride) is an oil painting by Titian, painted c. 1514. The title itself of the painting is uncertain: in 1693 it was listed as Amor Divino e Amor Profano (Divine love and Profane love). The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten (so identified because his coat of arms appears on the sarcophagus or fountain in the centre of the image) to celebrate his marriage to a young widow, Laura Bagarotto. It perhaps depicts the bride dressed in white, sitting beside Cupid and being assisted by Venus in person. The original work was bought in 1608 by the art patron Scipione Borghese and is currently housed with other works from the Borghese collection in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. In 1899, the Rothschilds' offer to buy the work from the gallery for 4 million lira (more than the value of the whole Galleria Borghese building and collections, then valued at 3,600,000 Lira) was refused.

ITEM ID
2064
ITEM TYPE
Antique
MEDIA
Oil Paint
ORIGIN
Italy • Italian

Sacred and Profane Love, Old Master Oil Painting Italian Figural After Titian Tiziano Vecellio, Venus and Cupid Early 18th Century Large

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