Hesperides. 'Dance around the Golden Tree'
Calvert, Edward; painter; British artist, 1799-1883
The Hesperides maidens dance around the tree bearing the golden apples of eternal life, prior to their theft by Heracles.
A characteristic example of Calvert's late style.
oil paint; medium; painted area semicircular
oil on card
height, 24.4, cm
width, 38.0, cm
height, painted surface, 21.1, cm
width, painted surface, 37.6, cm
bequeathed; 1985; Keynes, Geoffrey
allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of taxes
; below; graphite; (indecipherable)
; verso; brown ink; Hesperides. "Dance around the Golden Tree"
; verso; brown ink; 145
Lister, Raymond. 1962. Edward Calvert.London?: G. Bell & Sons
Keynes, Geoffrey. 1964. Bibliotheca Bibliotheci.London?: p. 82
Object Number: PD.155-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3150; input: 2000-03-22; modified: 2014-04-09)