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Mythological scene: Vulcan surprises Mars and Venus | by clarkvr
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Mythological scene: Vulcan surprises Mars and Venus

Creator: Gossart, Jan, ca. 1478-ca. 1532

Title: Mythological scene: Vulcan surprises Mars and Venus

Date: ca. 1498-1532

Date destroyed or lost: 1945

Nationality: Flemish

Medium: oil on canvas

Object dimensions: 107 x 83 cm

Former repository: Gemäldegalerie (Berlin, Germany)

Former inventory number: Inv No. 1854

Circumstances of destruction or loss: One of around 417 works of art from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum deposited in the Friedrichshain flak tower, or Flakturm, for safekeeping. The painting is presumed to have been destroyed when the tower was burned in May of 1945.

Subject:

World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war

World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany

World War, 1914-1918

Gods & goddesses

Venus (Roman deity)

Mars (Roman deity)

Vulcan (Roman deity)

Figures -- Nude -- Female

Figures -- Nude -- Male

Photo description: unlabeled clipping

Source: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library Photo Archive, 225 South Street, Williamstown MA, 01267

Type: Painting

Collection: Lost Art

 

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