"Scene Of Mythology Or Ancient History, French School, 17th Century"Oil on canvas depicting a scene from mythology or ancient history, a man chained in a dungeon being delivered by a young woman. Our painting is a fine example of mythological or historical painting much courted in the seventeenth century. High quality workmanship blends with a faster, more relaxed touch, as well as a wide variety of colors and a beautiful set of draperies and movements giving dramatic meaning to the scene. We can see this sense of drama already in 16th century Mannerist painting in France and Italy. A game of chiaroscuro is finally noteworthy on this painting, proper to the French school of the seventeenth century. Private collection, Aix en Provence. Good conditions, small wear. Dimensions: canvas: Height: 72 cm, Length: 110 cm. Frame: Height: 92 cm, Length: 130 cm.