DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Arthur STREETON | Venus and Adonis

Australia 1867 – Australia 1943-09-01
England 1897-1923 with visits to Europe and Australia, Australia from 1923
Venus and Adonis 1901
oil on canvas
51.0 (h) x 76.8 (w) cm
Wollongong City Gallery, gift of Bob Sredosas in 1976
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Venus and Adonis was one of a small group of figurative paintings that Streeton painted on classical themes. In 1898 he had made a chalk drawing of this subject and — when he visited Paris for a week in October 1901 — he wrote to Tom Roberts that in conceiving this work he had been inspired by works in the Louvre by Giorgione, Titian, Poussin, Claude and Tintoretto.  (Galbally and Gray, 1989)

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