Oil painting on canvas. The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis by Robert Fagan (Cork c.1745 - Rome 1816), 1793/95. A grisaille overdoor. Three full-length figures, left to right, female figure, turned to right, head in profile to left, left foot forward, her right hand on the shoulder of the female figure in the centre, wearing classical robes, a diadem in her hair and ringlets falling to her shoulders. Centre figure, female, turned to right, her head bowed, holding her classical robes in her waist with her left hand, her head is covered by a veil, her right hand holds the hand of the third figure, a male, who is turned to the left. profile, bare-chested and bare-footed with classical robes, short tightly-curled hair, holding the central female figure's hand with his right hand, he left hand is held behind his back. Derived from Nova Nupta, in Pietro Santo Bartoli, 'Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum', (1693), fig. 57, from the relief 'In Aedibus Farnesianis'; after a terracotta relief in the Campana Collection in the Louvre, Paris. The artist lived in Rome from 1784 to 1807, painting portraits, excavating and selling classical sculpture and dealing in Old Masters. CMS_PCF_609083
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