Venus is persuading Helen to love Paris.

Angelica Kauffmann (17411807).
Oil on canvas. 102 × 127.5 cm.
In the centre, on the plinth of a column, signature and date Angelica Kauffmann pinx. 1790
Inv. No. 5350.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Receipt: 1925, from the Palace-Museum of princes Yusupovs, Leningrad.
The picture is painted under N.B. Jusupovs order, originally it was contained in the palace on Fontanka, Saint Petersburg;
after 1810 it was transported to the manor Arkhangelskoe near Moscow;
in 1831 it was sent to the Moscow house;
since 1837 in the palace on Moika, Saint Petersburg;
in 19191924 in the Palace-Museum of the Yusupovs.
Photo, text: Antichnoe nasledie v iskusstve Zapadnoi Evropy. Katalog vystavki. s. 78 cat. No. 67.
2004 Gosudarstvennyi Ermitazh, Sankt-Peterburg.
2004 AO Slaviya, Sankt-Peterburg.
2004 OOO Kompaniya Bazovyi element, Moskva.
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