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Maker(s):Valenciennes, Pierre Henri de
Culture:French (1750-1819)
Title:Classical Greek Landscape with Girls Sacrificing Their Hair to Diana on the Bank of a River
Date Made:1790
Materials:Oil on canvas
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris; Italy; Tivoli; Lazio: Rome
Measurements:Frame: 28 1/4 in x 39 in x 2 1/8 in; 71.8 cm x 99.1 cm x 5.4 cm; Stretcher: 20 3/4 in x 30 1/2 in; 52.7 cm x 77.5 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2000.1
Credit Line:Purchase with the Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, Belle and Hy Baier Art Acquisition Fund, Jean C. Harris Art Acquisition Fund, Susan and Bernard Schilling (Susan Eisenhart, Class of 1932) Fund, and the Warbeke Art Museum Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Landscape with figures of women cutting their hair near an altar to Diana alongside a stream. A statue of Diana and the hind at the right. In the background, architectural elements, some of which echo the Castel Sant'Angelo (Rome), the Parthenon (Athens), the tomb of Caius Cestius (Rome), and the Temple of the Sibyl (Tivoli), the latter atop a mountainous outcropping at left of composition. Other mountains seen in the far distance. A group of trees at right edge

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