Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion, Gian Lorenzo Bertolotto; Achilles amongst the daughters of Lycomedes
Attributed to Gian Lorenzo Bertolotto (Genoa 1640-1720)
Achilles amongst the daughters of Lycomedes
oil on canvas
140 x 181.9cm (55 1/8 x 71 5/8in).
The painting was originally attributed to Gioacchino Assereto (1600-1650) as it is of the same dimensions as his Alfonso VII of Castille and the Genoese (Andrea Doria) at Almeria which hung together with the present work when they were both in the collection of Count Carlo Bruzzo in Genoa in the 1930s. However, in his 2003 article, Manzitti suggests that it is a mature work by Gian Lorenzo Bertolotto.