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Mythological & Allegorical Drawings

Mythological and allegorical drawings take their inspiration from ancient cultural stories, also known as myths. The images created in these drawings can be interpreted to reveal hidden meanings, often with moralistic undertones. Collectors value mythological and allegorical drawings for their connection to many of human civilization's oldest narratives as well as for their innate aesthetic, which often includes imaginative and even fantastical iconography.

This genre of drawing rose to prominence in the decades following the rise of Christianity as the significance of pagan gods in daily life diminished. As a result, scenes such as the discovery of Ariadne by Dionysus or the labors of Heracles came to represent such virtues as the triumph of good over evil or the hope for everlasting... Read more

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Italian school of the 16th century

May 22, 2018, 9:00 PM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€500 (starting bid)

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Pompeo Ghitti (circle)

May 23, 2018, 3:30 PM CET
Rome, Italy

€400 (starting bid)

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Scuola italiana del XVII secolo, Allegoria delle quattro stagioni (controprova)

May 30, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Genoa, Italy

€400 (starting bid)

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Balestra, Antonio - zugeschrieben: Der Engel rettet Kinder aus dem Flammen

June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Römisch: Gottvater, von Heiligen verehrt

June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Rubens, Peter Paul - nach: Der Austausch der beiden Prinzessinnen

June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Tieck, Christian Friedrich: Ein Genius

June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Metz, Conrad Martin: Argus und Merkur

June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Hardorff d. Ä., Gerdt - zugeschrieben: Nessus und Deianeira

June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€340 (starting bid)

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