Master of the Aeneid (active circa 1530-1535) French, Limoges, circa 1530, Book VIII of the Aeneid

I came across this, sold by the 12th Duke of Northumberland on Sotheby’s. It was located in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, from 1908 to 2014. With the decline of some of these great estates in Europe, you have to wonder who the art will be sold to. See details on piece below image.

SCENES FROM BOOK VIII OF THE AENEID

SCENES FROM BOOK VIII OF THE AENEID

A: The signal for war given by Turnus from the citadel of Laurentum;
B: The sacrificial feast of Evander before the walls of Pallantium interrupted by the arrival of Aeneas and his fleet; Pallas, son of Evander, challenging Aeneas, who answers from his vessel;
C: Pallas conducts Aeneas from the ship to his father;
D: Evander relating to Aeneas how fauns and wild men once dwelt in the land;
E: Venus making a sign with thunder and the flashing of arms and armour in the heavens to Evander and Pallas with Aeneas and Achates;
F: Evander bidding farewell to Pallas who rides forth with Aeneas and Achates to meet Tarcho and the Etruscans appearing from a grove in the background
painted enamel on copper with gilt highlights, within a later glazed partially gilt wood frame

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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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