Aeneas in the underworld, Antoine Coypel
Antoine Coypel
Aeneas in the underworld
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Noël, Noël-Nicolas, Antoine oder Charles-Antoine Coypel (zugeschrieben): Enée descendant aux Enfers, Rötel auf Papier, 215 x 336 mm. Inv. Nr. RF 12349, Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts graphiques, Cabinet des dessins, Paris

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Antoine Coypel: Descente d'Enée aux Enfers, ca. 1716-1717. Inv. Nr. 3546, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Antoine Coypel

Aeneas in the underworld, ca. 1716 – 1717


Blatt
189 x 336 mm
Inventory Number
1088
Object Number
1088 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Antoine Coypel was an influential and successful painter who directed the Paris academy from 1714 to 1722. He is thought to have been one of Watteau’s promoters. This sheet, however, stands for the academic conception of drawing entirely contrary to Watteau’s: as preparation for painting in a series of individual, precisely controlled steps, from initial ideas to compositional and figural studies to a final preliminary drawing – like this one – after which the painting was executed.

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Title
Aeneas in the underworld
Draughtsman
Period Produced
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Object Type
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Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unter der Darstellung auf dem Montierungsbogen: O nate ingentum luctum ne quaere tuorum / Ostendent terris hunc tantum fata, nec ultra / Esse sinent, nimium vobis Romana propago / Visa potens, superi, propria haec si dona fuissent. / Eneidos 2.VI.[868-871]; Première pensée d' un des tableaux de la galerie du Palais Royal qui a été détruite.; in der Kartusche: Antoine Coypel; verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): N° 109
Verso Marke des Kunsthändlers Guillaume-Jean Constantin, Paris (Lugt 3000), bezeichnet in der Kartusche: Antoine Coipe / Collection Julienne / Destouche, Lebrun St. Maurice / et Lempereur
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Garnier 1989.229.512

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Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

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Motifs and References

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Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Vergil: Aeneis, 2. Buch, 6. Kapitel, 868-871

Iconclass

Primary
  • 96B5481 Musaeus offers Aeneas to show the way to Anchises
Secondary
  • 43C392 wrestling (sport)
  • 33C23 couple of lovers
  • 43C921 two women dancing as a couple
  • 48CC7521 one person playing string instrument (bowed) - CC - out of doors

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02.07.2020