Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Minerva
AllegoriesGood goverment
Saturn
Single figure Head not veiled, with wings, without scythe or sickle
HISTORY
Modern
France 16th century Accession of Henri IV (1589)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Chance (Occasio)
Further details
detail; Wittkower regards this image as sketch for the cycle of the life of Henri IV and interprets it as Occasio led by Minerva before Henri IV who can then grasp her; Held regards it as a stand-alone allegory and gives no political interpretation; similar sketch in the Arenberg Collection
ARTIST/CREATOR
Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640)
DATE
circa 1628
LOCATION
Vienna, Liechtenstein Museum
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Rudolf Wittkower, Chance, Time and Virtue, Journal of the Warburg Institute 1 (1938), pp. 313-321; Julius S. Held, The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens, Princeton 1982, p. 350, no. 259, pl. 261
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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