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Maecenas Presenting the Liberal Arts to Emperor Augustus

Series: 300th Anniv of Sankt-Peterburg

Maecenas Presenting the Liberal Arts to Emperor Augustus

Sao Tome e Principe, 2003, 5000 Db. 13 (1/4) and Imperf. multicoloured

Catalogues:
Michel: 2460
Scott: 1464c
Yvert et Tellier: 1772

«Maecenas Presenting the Liberal Arts to Emperor Augustus» (Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1743, Sankt-Peterburg, StateHermitage).

Commissioned by Count Francesco Algarotti, this painting glorifies the life and work of Count Heinrich von Bruhl, for whom it was intended. A court minister, well-known collector and connoisseur of paintings, Bruhl held a similar post at the court of Augustus III, King of Poland, to that of Maecenas under the Roman Emperor Augustus. Three female figures, accompanied by Homer personifying poetry, are allegories of the Liberal Arts - Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture.


Plots: Homer

Maecenas Presenting the Liberal Arts to Emperor Augustus
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