437
437

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Attributed to Luigi Garzi
ALPHEUS AND ARETHUSA
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
437

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Attributed to Luigi Garzi
ALPHEUS AND ARETHUSA
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Master Paintings & 19th Century European Art

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Attributed to Luigi Garzi
PISTOIA 1638 - 1721 ROME
ALPHEUS AND ARETHUSA

Provenance

In the possession of the family of the present owner since circa 1940. 

Catalogue Note

The subject is taken from Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5:572-641. As the nymph Arethusa bathed in a stream, the river god Alpheus chanced upon her and fell in love with her. Terrified, she fled but was eagerly pursued by her suitor. In the present composition we see Diana reaching down to envelop Arethusa in a cloud, just as the nymph's strength is beginning to fail her, and transform her into a stream which runs underground.

We are grateful to Giancarlo Sestieri for suggesting the attribution to Garzi, based on photographs. 

Master Paintings & 19th Century European Art

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New York