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Title:

Hesperides. 'Dance around the Golden Tree'

Maker:

Calvert, Edward; painter; British artist, 1799-1883

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

School/Style:

British

Description:

The Hesperides maidens dance around the tree bearing the golden apples of eternal life, prior to their theft by Heracles.

Production
Note:

A characteristic example of Calvert's late style.

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium; painted area semicircular
card; support

Technique
Description:

oil on card

Dimension(s):

height, 24.4, cm
width, 38.0, cm
height, painted surface, 21.1, cm
width, painted surface, 37.6, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1985; Keynes, Geoffrey

Provenance:

Geoffrey Keynes

Acquisition Credit:

allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of taxes

Inscription(s):

; below; graphite; (indecipherable)
; verso; brown ink; Hesperides. "Dance around the Golden Tree"
; verso; brown ink; 145

Documentation:

Lister, Raymond. 1962. Edward Calvert.London?: G. Bell & Sons
reproduced

Keynes, Geoffrey. 1964. Bibliotheca Bibliotheci.London?: p. 82
no. 731

Accession:

Object Number: PD.155-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3150; input: 2000-03-22; modified: 2014-04-09)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3150





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