Time ravishing Beauty
Italian (Neapolitan) School
Oil painting on canvas, Time ravishing Beauty, Italian (Neopolitan) School, late 18th century. Painted circle. Beauty in the form of a naked young woman, with only one breast visible, is clasped by Time in the form of a winged old man accompanied by three winged cupids. This modello for a ceiling paintings is either a 19th century British imitation of 18th century models, or was damaged in the Hinton Ampner fire, and repainted so as to make it look so.
Hinton Ampner, The Ralph Dutton Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Italian (Neapolitan) School, artist