Aeneas Arriving in Latium, Johann Andreas Herrlein  zugeschrieben
Johann Andreas Herrlein
Aeneas Arriving in Latium
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Aeneas Arriving in Latium, ca. 1760


Dimensions
39.8 x 132.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1946
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Landeswohlfahrtsverband Hessen
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The elongated horizontal format suggests that both paintings originally decorated for the spaces above doors. Their subjects are taken from the Aeneid, which was written by the Roman poet Virgil as a “sequel” to Homer’s Iliad. Aeneas originally came from Troy. When the fate of that city was already sealed, he witnessed the murder of the aged king Priam. Fearing for the life of his own father, he saved him from the burning city. After a tortuous journey he was given a friendly welcome by King Latinus in Italy, where he became the progenitor of the Romans.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Aeneas Arriving in Latium
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Unbezeichnet

Property and Acquisition

Institution
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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Landeswohlfahrtsverband Hessen

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Vergil: Aeneis, Buch 7

Iconclass

Primary
  • 96B622 the Trojan embassy sent by Aeneas is welcomed by Latinus, who offers to make an alliance and to give Lavinia in marriage
  • 96B62 the Trojans with King Latinus
  • 45B the soldier; the soldier's life
Secondary
  • 33A4 bringing gifts; exchanging gifts
  • 12E61 temple, shrine ~ Greek religion
  • 46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat
  • 26A clouds

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