LAURI, Filippo
(b. 1623, Roma, d. 1694, Roma)

Venus and Adonis

1650s
Oil on copper, 18 x 29 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Lauri's speciality was the ideal landscape with mythological subjects into which he introduced stylistic elements from Francesco Albani, Pier Francesco Mola and Gaspard Dughet. He painted small-scale Arcadian idylls executed with open brushwork in a light colour scheme. The present painting, belonging to a series of six copper panels, is a characteristic example.