Pair of allegories with female figures, triumphs of flowers surmounted by cherubs
Pair of allegories with female figures, triumphs of flowers surmounted by cherubs.
In one of the paintings, the lady holds a red calla with one hand, between the fingers of the other hand she holds the rhizome of the flower. Symbology represents passion, sensuality, beauty and fertility.
Oil on panel and on Venetian mirror.
This pair of paintings, once they came into our possession, were consolidated by the restorer of paintings, given the fragility of the wooden boards that previously had undergone inadequate restorations and consolidated the joints between wood and mirrors. In addition, the wooden frames that surround them have been arranged and equipped with iron brackets, on which this pair of paintings now fully weigh. The patina of the pictorial surface was not removed, which in the past has undergone several restorations and restorations.
They are certainly two magnificent and rare decorative objects.
Neapolitan school (circle of Giuseppe Bonito) first half of the 18th century
Provenance auction on 12.10.1995 Pitti auction house – Florence.
Height 105cm Width 77cm