Albin Martin

Copy of a Wall Painting from Herculaneum

Copy of a Wall Painting from Herculaneum by Albin Martin

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Title
Copy of a Wall Painting from Herculaneum
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1842
Medium
tempera
Dimensions
260 x 203 mm
Inscription
Reverse; Telephus suckled by a doe and led by a Genius. He is recognized by his father Hercules through the intercession of the Goddess of Creation who is sitting on the left. The whole scene is acting in the sanctuary of Pan the tutelary Deity of Creation, whose figure is visible over the head of the Goddess. The figures are a little larger than life. The whole group is charming, simple and natural. Wall painting of a round apartment dug up in Herculaneum (u.r.) Circular stamp with No. 736 (l.c.). "Pompeii" in pencil, upside down (c.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Nella Hickson, 1944
Accession no
1944/2/4
Other ID
1944/2/4/A, PCA Old Accession Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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