A large pair of Allegorical paintings by G. Cornicelius
A large pair of Allegorical paintings by G. Cornicelius
A large pair of Allegorical paintings by G. Cornicelius
A large pair of Allegorical paintings by G. Cornicelius
A large pair of Allegorical paintings by G. Cornicelius

A large pair of Allegorical paintings by G. Cornicelius

19th century Germany

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Depicting two of the five senses: Sound and Taste- Sound as a female figure draped in robes holding a tambourine in her raised left hand with a cherub by her side seated on a garland of flowers and playing the bagpipes decorated with a further garland of flowers to the upper left corner and flowers below; Taste as a male figure draped in robes holding a glass of wine in his right hand and a sceptre in his left land with a cherub in front of him holding a garland of flowers in his raised left hand and a jug in his lowered right hand decorated with a further garland of flowers to the upper right corner, a vine with grapes through the centre and flowers below
Oil on canvas in finely carved giltwood frames
Each canvas height 130cm, width 94cm; frame height 155cm, width 120cm

Georg Cornicelius (1825-1898) was a reputable German painter from the 19th Century. He was born in Hanau and was the son of the porcelain painter Friedrich Cornicelius. Growing up he attended the Drawing Academy of Hanau between 1838 and 1848, where he was appointed as honorary member. Later he opened his own private painting school.
He was famous for painting historical subjects and portraits. Many of his works today can be found in major art exhibitions in places such as Munich, Düsseldorf and Berlin.
Provenance: By repute from the Russian Embassy's previous location in Stockholm, Sweden (Villagatan 17)
Charles Siebert, The artistic development of Georg Cornicelius. Diss. Freiburg (1905)
Charles Siebert, catalog of the works of the painter Georg Cornicelius. Studies of German art history 17, Issue 1 (Strasbourg 1914)
Stock Code
13930
Medium
Oil on canvas, giltwood
Signed/Inscribed
Taste signed lower right 'G. Cornicelius'
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