Vigilance and Love's Oblivion

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Formerly attributed to Guido Reni and to Claudio Francesco Beaumont, this painting is clearly by a follower of Carlo Maratta and has affinities with the art of Luigi Garzi. It may have formed part of a decorative scheme with other pairs of allegorical figures: here, Cesare Ripa's descriptions of 'Vigilanza' and 'Oblivione d'Amore' are quite closely followed.

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Vigilance and Love's Oblivion


oil on canvas


H 139 x W 147 cm

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Presented by Sir Arthur Evans, 1929

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