Alcibiades on His Knees Before His Mistress
- Louis Jean François Lagrenée (French, 1725-1805)
- Oil on panel
- 20-3/4 x 25-1/2 in. (52.7 x 64.8 cm)
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- Norton Simon Art Foundation
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- © Norton Simon Art Foundation
Lagrenée's illustrious career began with his award of the Prix de Rome in 1749 and ended with his appointment as curator of the new national museums of France in 1804. He practiced a decorative, yet polished, classicizing style reminiscent of seventeenth-century artists such as Guido Reni and Eustace de la Sueur. This painting provides an excellent example of the artist's work in which the subject is treated in strong colors, with a smooth, refined technique. Alcibiades, an Athenian general, suffers his mistress's rejection for defeating only nine of the ten warriors he met in battle. He was defeated by the tenth.
Comte d’Angiviller (Marquis de Poyanne), 1781.
[S.O.C.O.T.A. (Société pour le Commerce des Tableaux), Geneva; consigned to];
[Heim Gallery, Ltd., London, sold 1977 to];
Norton Simon Art Foundation.
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