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- NUDE Greek Girl Phryne before Judges by Gerome - 1880s Photogravure Print
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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Phryne Before the Tribunal Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 The image may appear larger on your monitor than it actually is. Please check the dimensions (below the image). Deatil and overall view of the print (at a reduced scale) shown. Print Specifics: Type of print: Photogravure - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - best est. 1880s Original artist: --- Publisher: Boussod, Valadon Cie, Paris Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Dimensions: 6 x 9.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Only the image shown in the photo. Image dimensions: 3 x 4.5 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm Paper weight: 1-2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Narrative: PHRYNE, one of those brilliant women whom an era of comparative female bondage drove to a desperate publicity of manners and freedom of career-in no other way could a Greek woman secure an education or study the conversation of eminent men-was so celebrated for her beauty that she was received by the dazzled populace when she appeared like a revelation of the divinity. Artists scrupled not to make her portrait and call it a goddess. She had among her admirers, Alexander and Philip, and the beauty of her form served as models for some of the greatest works of art. When brought before the courts on an accusation of disease, by Eutheus, the fortunate Phryne was saved by the lucky presence of mind of her lawyer Hyperides. When the tribunal was on the point of deciding against his client, the orator suddenly snatched aside her mantle, and bared that perfect form which every artist had declared worthy of a goddess. Unable to keep up their judicial gravity, the whole areopague yielded to a gallant impulse, and acquitted the white soft captive, whose defenseless nudity cowered before them. The artist represents with vivid force this master-stroke of forensic skill. A more beautiful, a more pitiful and appealing attitude than Phryne's, has hardly ever been invented by a modern artist. The tender shuddering approach with which the dimpled knees and feet cower against and hug each other a new pose in art the beautiful shelter which the rounded elbows form for the face, out of which looks an eye not quite unconscious of conquest, altogether impress one with a form of novelty and unexpected grace. The flying drapery, switched aside for a moment by the advocate, is a thing immensely difficult to design, and perfectly successful in its sense of movement and accidental lines. The benches of gray-beard arebons and areopagites, convinced of her blooming health and dazzled out of all decorum, and helpless before the vision of beauty as the old men of Troy, when Helen came upon the wall, are painted with variety and bravura, even rare for Gerome. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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