Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy
Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy

FRANCESCO TREVISANI TREVISANI (1657-1746 BCE )

Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) attributed - Urania, The Muse of Astronomy

1720 BC Italy

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Francesco Trevisani
(Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746)
attributed to
Urania, The Muse of Astronomy

oil on canvas

Dimensions (cm): 100 x 74 cm
with frame 118 x 92

Private Collection, Rome


The splendid portrait depicts Urania, one of the nine Musees, figures of Greek mythology daughters of Zeus and Mnemosine, who in Greek religion represented the supreme ideal of Art and the symbols of the highest declinations of human thought.

Represented dressed in a blue dress and crowned with a winged headgear, the muse of astronomy is supported by a globe, coupled with other mathematical tools.

The painting, dating back to the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, comes from the furnishings of an important Roman dwelling; despite being still under study, it is not difficult to capture all the superb mastery of its author;

With regard to stylistic characters, it is the work of an erudite Italian master, from which is illustrated a drawing culture with Roman influences and even Tuscan, with echoes of fine Venetian colorism.

Based on these considerations, combined with the precision of design, the extraordinary rendering of surfaces, almost enamelled, and the sharp color definition, we are inclined to attribute our work to Francesco Trevisani (1656 - 1746).

The studied chromatic sequences, combined with the very accurate chiaroscuro yield, inherited from his artistic formation in Venice, and the exceptional sweetness of the design, the floridness of the incarnate, and finally the choice of gestures and physiognomies, are elements that give certainty to our attribution.

To confirm, it is enough to compare our canvas with others of the Trevisani who, although known for the numerous religious representations, did not fail to paint profane, allegorical and mythological subjects. In particular, we deal with the physiognomic aspects of the face, profile portrait down, with The Sewing Madonna (Florence, Uffizi Gallery), and again with the angels of the San Carlo Borromeo palace in adoration of the Child (Rome, S. Anastasia). Both by composition and by stylistic choices I can not fail to mention the series of allegories present at the National Gallery of Ancient Art of Palazzo Barberini in Rome.

The conditions of the painting are great: the work has been cleaned and has been re-toiled, and it is in all its splendor without significant restorations.
The work is completed by an antique frame.
Dimensions
Height 100.00 cm (39.37 inches)
Width 74.00 cm (29.13 inches)
External Height 118.00 cm (46.46 inches)
External Width 92.00 cm (36.22 inches)
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