The Return of Ulysses (?), Luca Penni
Luca Penni
The Return of Ulysses (?)
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Luca Penni

The Return of Ulysses (?), ca. 1545 – 1555


Blatt
238 x 275 mm
Inventory Number
419
Object Number
419 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Return of Ulysses (?)
Draughtsman
Production Place
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso Marke des Kunsthändlers Guillaume-Jean Constantin, Paris (Lugt 3000) [?, nach Angabe der einschlägigen Inventarkarte zu der unterdessen kaschierten Rückseite]; Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Dimier 1900.484.3

Property and Acquisition

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

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Source
  • Homer: Odyssee, 7. Gesang, 113-131
  • Homer: Odyssee, 19. Gesang, 467-482
  • Homer: Odyssee, 7. Gesang, 113-131
  • Vergil: Aeneis, Buch 1, 494-519

Iconclass

Primary
  • 44BB152 royal household; courtiers, retinue, train - BB - female ruler
  • 31A233(+917) kneeling figure (+ beseeching)
  • 31AA2311(+9164) 'contrapposto', 'Standbein und Spielbein' - AA - female human figure (+ comforting, consoling)
Secondary
  • 48C1621 arcade ~ architecture
  • 48C161(+72) column, pillar ~ architecture (+ styles in art ~ ancient historical period)
  • 41A323 monumental door, porch, 'aediculum'
  • 41A422 hangings and drapery
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 48C14 architectural representations in general
Associative
  • 96B241 Dido leads Aeneas and his companions to her palace
  • 94I21 Ulysses is kindly received by the nymph Calypso on the island of Ogygia (Homer, Odyssey XII)
  • 94I7 Penelope and Ulysses reunited (Homer, Odyssey XXIII)

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20.05.2020