The Four Elements, Preparatory Study for a Painted Ceiling (Allegory of Time?), Franz Anton Maulbertsch
Franz Anton Maulbertsch
The Four Elements, Preparatory Study for a Painted Ceiling (Allegory of Time?)
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Franz Anton Maulbertsch

The Four Elements, Preparatory Study for a Painted Ceiling (Allegory of Time?), ca. 1750 – 1752


Dimensions
48.2 x 70 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined
Inventory Number
1622
Acquisition
Acquired in 1920
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Four Elements, Preparatory Study for a Painted Ceiling (Allegory of Time?)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Unbezeichnet

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1920

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 91B111 (story of) Saturn (Cronus)
  • 96A235 non-aggressive, friendly or neutral activities and relationships of Flora
  • 92C35 non-aggressive, friendly or neutral activities and relationships of Diana
  • 92L15 non-aggressive, friendly or neutral activities and relationships of Bacchus
  • 92H1 (story of) Neptune (Poseidon)
  • 92M15 non-aggressive, friendly or neutral activities and relationships of Ceres
Secondary
Associative
  • 23D42 spring, 'Ver'; 'Primavera' (Ripa)
  • 23D43 summer, 'Aestas'; 'Estate' (Ripa)
  • 23D44 autumn, fall, 'Autumnus'; 'Autunno' (Ripa)
  • 23D41 winter, 'Hyems'; 'Inverno' (Ripa)

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02.07.2020