"Muse Erato With Kithara Composing Poems. Mid 18th Century."This mythological painting from the mid-18th century depicts La Muse Erato, absorbed in a state of contemplation.
She has a stilus in his hand, he poses on sheets on which he will write the newly composed poems.
Next to her we see Eros, with the post's fame heralding trumpet and a flute.
For the ancient Greeks, Erato was one of the 9 muses, the patron saint of love and lyrical poetry. It is very easy to confuse him with another muse - Terpsichore, who is represented with an instrument very similar to the ancient zither - the lyre.
On the head - laurel wreath of the poets.
The painting impresses with its pleasant colors. The blue sky reminds us of the famous paintings of the French school of the mid-18th century.
This is how our painting is placed in an era of transition between the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles.
Painted and cleaned and consolidated.
It is in good condition.
He had very few pictorial retouching.
18th century lacquered frame.