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Four Naked Women (The Four Witches)

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The women are reminiscent of classical depictions of the Three Graces, which inspired many Renaissance artists. Different scholars have identified them as the goddesses Juno, Minerva, and Venus, with Discordia in the background, and as witches preparing for their Sabbath. Death and damnation...

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Provenance

St. Aubyn (L.1534); Vinzent Mayer (1831-1918, Fribourg, Lugt 2525); Seymour Haden, London; William H. Schab, NY; from whom purchased December 9, 1964.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

1497

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 075; Meder 69a

Dimensions

Platemark: 19.0 x 13.1 cm (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.2182

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