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Pair of allegorical oil paintings by G. Cornicelius

Documentation Signed
Origin Germany
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on canvas, giltwood.
Dimensions
W. 47.24 in; H. 61.02 in;
W. 120 cm; H. 155 cm;
Description Pair of allegorical oil paintings by G. Cornicelius
German, late 19th Century
Frame: Height 155cm, width 120cm
Painting: Height 130cm, width 94cm
 
The allegorical painting depicts two of the five senses: Sound and Taste. Sound is presented as a female figure, draped in robes and holding a tambourine in her raised left hand. She has a cherub by her side, who is seated on a garland of flowers and playing the bagpipes. This painting is decorated with a further garland of flowers to the upper left corner and flowers below.
 
Taste is presented as a male figure, also draped in robes, holding a glass of wine in his right hand and a sceptre in his left. Again, in front of him a cherub is shown holding a garland of flowers in his raised left hand and a jug in his lowered right hand. There is a further garland of flowers to the upper right corner, a vine with grapes through the centre and flowers below. The painting is signed lower right 'G. Cornicelius' and set within a ornate carved giltwood frame.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 13930
Incollect Reference Number 388440
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