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This painting was part of the original Boymans collection bequeathed to Rotterdam in 1847. It was anonymous at the time, but was later attributed to Titian, which is not all that strange. The superbly rendered rage of the nymph seized by the bronzed faun would be worthy of him. A sort of rebus was later added on the back that speaks of a harsh fate.

This painting comes from the original Boijmans collection that was bequeathed to the city of Rotterdam in 1847. At that time, the work was listed as anonymous. It was later attributed to Titian, which is not such a strange idea. The wonderfully depicted rage of the nymph in the forceful grip of the bronzed faun would be worthy of him. It is therefore probable that the painting was made by an artist in Titian’s circle.


Specifications

Title Faun and Nymph
Material and technique Oil on canvas on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 32
Dimensions (general) Width : 53,5 cm
Height : 63 cm
Makers Maker: Anonymous
near: Titiaan
previously attributed: Dosso Dossi
Accession number 1172 recto (OK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1847
Age maker Unknown
Collector Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Material Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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