Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Simulated Relief of the Three Graces

Image credit: National Trust Images

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The statue group of the Three Graces (Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia), who were said to represent beauty, charm and joy, was found in the Villa Cornovaglia in Rome and restored in 1609. They are now in the Louvre, Paris.

This is one of a set of eight paintings of celebrated ancient Greek statuary painted in grisaille (a grey-green monochrome colour) by the artist. The set was probably commissioned as souvenirs by John Parker (1734/1735–1788), MP, during his Grand Tour of Italy in 1764 and may have occupied a garden building at Saltram.

National Trust, Saltram



Simulated Relief of the Three Graces




oil on canvas


H 57 x W 66.5 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

gift, as part of the endowment, from the 6th Earl of Morley, 1957

Work type



See a tag that’s incorrect or offensive? Challenge it and notify Art UK.

Help improve Art UK. Tag artworks and verify existing tags by joining the Tagger community.

Normally on display at

National Trust, Saltram

Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7 1UH England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue