Ambrosiana

The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)

The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis

Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)

  • TITLE

    : The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis
  • AUTHOR

    : Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
  • DATE

    : c. 1650
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 95 × 140 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Grand genre
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century painting
  • ROOM

    : 14

This painting has been interpreted in a number of ways, but scholars currently agree that it shows the wedding of Peleus, of Greek mythology, and the sea-nymph Thetis: from their marriage came the celebrated Greek hero Achilles. The scene shows the moment when the nymph is led, by a putto holding the nuptial flame, to Peleus. He greets her and takes her to the bridal bed, shown on the right, where other winged putti pull back the curtains. At the bottom left, there is another mythological figure, probably a nymph, blindfolded.

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  • TITLE

    The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis
  • AUTHOR

    Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
  • DATE

    c. 1650
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    95 × 140 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Grand genre
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century painting
  • ROOM

    14

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