Gerard de Lairesse

Achilles Discovered among the Daughters of Lycomedes

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Gerard de Lairesse
Achilles Discovered among the Daughters of Lycomedes

1680 Visitabile tra Sala 16

This painting by De Lairesse is a typical example of the style that came into fashion in Holland at the end of the seventeenth century. The light colours, smooth brushwork and even lighting are characteristic of this classical style.

The subject is a story from classical antiquity. The Greek hero Achilles is dressed as a woman, in the hope that he can avoid being sent into battle. The painting depicts the moment when he picks up a sword on impulse and betrays himself.

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Gerard de Lairesse
Achilles Discovered among the Daughters of Lycomedes

1680 Visitabile tra Sala 16

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Informazioni generali
Gerard de Lairesse (Liège 1641 - 1711 Amsterdam)
Achilles Discovered among the Daughters of Lycomedes
1680
painting
82
Sala 16
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
canvas
190 x 138 cm
Iscrizione
linksonder: G. Lairesse

Origine

Possibly Petronella de la Court, Amsterdam, 1707; Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn, 1757; Prince William V, 1774-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822