Skip to content

Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information, including hours

Collection

All

Search

Western art

View More:


Title

Jupiter,

circa 1770


Artist

Wallendorf

1764 -


About

The gods of Olympus: Jupiter wears a crown and holds a sceptre and thunderbolt; Saturn (L2012.202) devours his own children; Juno (L2012.204) is armed with a helmet and shield; an effeminate Apollo (L2012.205) holds a symbol of the sun; Diana (L2012.206) has a moon and arrow in her hands and a crescent moon in her hair; the messenger god Mercury (L2012.207) has his caduceus and is about to deliver a letter. The unknown Wallendorf modeller was probably hoping to emulate a rather more sophisticated set of gods modelled by Wenzel Neu for the nearby Kloster Weilsdorf factory c1765.


Details


Date

circa 1770


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

24.8 x 14.2 x 9.1 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.203


Artist information

Wallendorf

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Under the Stars, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Mar 2020–Feb 2021


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 116, 117 (colour illus.). cat.no. 154