The Three Graces of Antiquity - Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia, the daughters of Zeus - were often associated with giving and receiving, and with pleasure, chastity and beauty.

The composition repeats in reverse a painting by Furini of the same subject (Hermitage, St Petersburg) of 1638, which suggests the possible re-use of Furini's cartoon by a member of his studio.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1603 - 1646
Full title
The Three Graces
Date made
after 1638
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
220 x 175 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir Alfred Mond, 1920
Inventory number
NG6492
Location in Gallery