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The Three Graces upon Clouds, Follower of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).

Oil on canvas, 75cm by 63.5cm.

In mythology The Three Graces were daughters of Zeus, or Jupiter.

Their names were Euphrosyne, Thalia and Aglaea, and they were said to represent respectively, mirth, youth and beauty and elegance.

They have long been a source of inspiration within the Arts, in particular for artists and sculptors.

Here they are represented as rather buxom Baroque females although they are more popularly thought of as the svelte, graceful creatures sculpted by Canova in the early 19th Century.


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