Diana and Her Dog

Sebastiano Ricci (Italian, 1659 - 1734)about 1700 - 1705

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Rather than being engaged in a heroic mythological story, this Diana, goddess of the moon, simply rests languidly in a world of her own. Lost in thought as her greyhound nuzzles her arm, she has dropped off her garment and seems spent from a long day of hunting Sebatiano Ricci characteristically employed this graceful, elongated figure type and lively brushwork, but the muted palette, modest dimensions, and reflective tone are unusual for him. Perhaps he restrained his normally bold colors here because he depicted Diana at dusk. This painting shows his transition to a more Rococo style of pastel colors and a lighter touch, leaving behind his earlier Baroque compositions with their dramatic gestures, bold colors, and serious subject matter.

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  • Title: Diana and Her Dog
  • Date Created: about 1700 - 1705
  • Location: Not on display
  • Physical Dimensions: w55.6 x h74 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=780
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • artist: Sebastiano Ricci (Italian, 1659 - 1734)
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Dogs, Nudes, Diana, Myths and Stories


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