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Mars, god of war, is pulled in his chariot by wolves, animals traditionally associated with him.

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  • Title: Mars on his Chariot Pulled by Wolves
  • Creator: Claude II Audran
  • Date Created: 1673
  • Physical Dimensions: w4500 x h4500 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on backed canvas
  • Style: French painting, 17th century, Mythology
  • Provenance: This central element of the ceiling in the Mars Salon was commissioned in 1672 from the painter Claude II Audran who was not yet a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. The complex composition of the painting indicates that he very probably worked from preparatory sketches by Charles Le Brun, whose pupil he was.
  • Original Title: Mars sur son char tiré par des loups

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