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River God
  • TitleRiver God
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 144 x 113 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 171 x 144 x 11 cm
  • DatingMade c. 1740
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Carle Vanloo, French, born 1705, dead 1765
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 847
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1865 Kongl. Museum
  • Description
    Artist/Maker

    Carle Vanloo studied under his brother, Jean-Baptiste Vanloo. The paintings were acquired for the Royal Palace and are listed as Lake Mälaren and The Sea in the 1745-1747 inventory. But they had been shown at the Paris Salon already in 1740, there called A RIver and A Naiad. Other names given to copies of the works are Le Rhône and Le Saône. Possibly the inspiration for the figures came from Rubens’ Maria de’ Medici cycle in the Louvre.