Diana

Dublin Core

Title

Diana

Subject

Diana

Description

In the Salon of 1848, Diaz exhibited a painting entitled "The Departure of Diana for the Hunt," which was criticized for inept drawing. The following year, he painted this picture, larger than the first and characterized by careful draughtsmanship and a greater sense of movement. Its classical subject and high-key palette reflect the artist's interest in the works of Correggio (1489–1534) and Prud'hon (1758–1823).
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Miquel and Miquel [Ref. 2006] catalogue five other versions of this composition, calling one (no. 2842; location unknown) a study for ours. They also identify our painting as the one shown in the Salon of 1848 as "Départ de Diane pour la chasse." However Sterling and Salinger [Ref. 1966] consider ours to be a replica of the Salon painting.

Creator

Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, Bordeaux 1808–1876 Menton)

Date

1849-01-01/1849-12-31

Date Available

1849

Provenance

Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900
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Prosper Crabbe, Brussels; E. Secrétan, Paris (until 1889; his sale, Sedelmeyer, Paris, July 1, 1889, no. 19, as "Diana, Huntress," for $14,200, to Montaignac); [Isidore Montaignac, Paris, from 1889]; Collis P. Huntington, New York (until d. 1900; his bequest to MMA with life interest to his widow, Arabella D. Huntington, later [from 1913] Mrs. Henry E. Huntington, 1900–d. 1924; life interest to their son, Archer Milton Huntington, 1924–terminated in 1925)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Painting
oil on canvas

Physical Dimensions

46 1/2 x 27 3/4 in. (118.1 x 70.5 cm)

Files

Citation

Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, Bordeaux 1808–1876 Menton), “Diana,” Mapping Mythology: A Digital Collection of Classical Mythology in Post-Antique Art, accessed June 26, 2017, http://mappingmythology.com/items/show/93.