Iconography
ANTIQUITIES
Columns
Obelisks
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
AllegoriesPatron of Trade or Wealth
Neptune
Single figure Standing
AttributesTrident
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
MedicineTreatment Enema
Geography
Topography Countries A-ZGreeceAthensTower of the Winds
Landscape Architectural capriccios
Alchemy
Alchemists
Further details
interpreted by Vasari as parody of greedy Alchemists (who try to gain gold by treating Mercury with an enema); Bottari's interpretation of the scene as contrast between the 'pure' (left) and greedy (centre) artists rejected by Frommel
ARTIST/CREATOR
Peruzzi, Baldassare (1481-1536)
DATE
1526 - 1532
LOCATION
Paris, Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts graphiques (inv. 1419,r)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Otto Kurz, Vasari's 'Libro de' Disegni', Old Master Drawings, June 1937, plate 12; Luitpold Frommel, Baldassare Peruzzi als Maler und Zeichner, Vienna 1968, pp. 155-158, no. 12
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RELATIONS
Louvre
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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