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Description: Haman, Esther and Ahasuerus. To the left of a carved stone table stand Esther, Mordecai (in cowl) who points upward and Haman (helmeted) who points downward. To the right two bearded elders (one being Amasuerus) attend to a smoking vessel. In front a servant kneels beside an overturned urn. Roman architecture behind.

Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings (c.2007 Researched for The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings)
Polyxena is shown surrounded by priests at the altar of a temple. Pittoni used classical architecture to convey the appropriate period setting. Pittoni developed what he saw in the work of other Venetian artists into his own personal style, and he became one of the most popular painters of mythological subjects in the eighteenth century. Pittoni's representation of the sacrifice of Polyxena was so popular that numerous copies, including this version by his studio, were made to supply the demand.
Categories: Timeline/ 1750s, Collections/ Fine Art, Collections/ Fine Art/ Oil Paintings  

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Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Painting
Subject tags:
fine art
Other Keywords: oil painting,PCF

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Media: Image
Size: 3.06 MB; 2480 x 3085 pixels; 210 x 261 mm (print at 300 DPI); 656 x 816 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

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Linked Accession no.: FA000076