• Triumph of Amphitrite (or Galatea)
  • Triumph of Amphitrite (or Galatea)
  • Triumph of Amphitrite (or Galatea)
  • Triumph of Amphitrite (or Galatea) - 1
  • Triumph of Amphitrite (or Galatea) - 2
  • Triumph of Amphitrite (or Galatea) - 3

Triumph of Amphitrite (or Galatea)

17th c.
Object type
75,2 x 100,0 cm
Acquisition date
The Palace on the Isle - Picture Gallery, ground floor
Marks and inscriptions
red number [2]4 (first figure damaged) of the Stanisław August collection, bottom left
Place of Origin
France (Europe)
The Royal Łazienki
Museum number
ŁKr 943
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 … The drawing and modelling of the nude, the movements of the figures, their arrangement and proportions in relation to the background, the type of physiognomies—especially females—are reminiscent of the style of Simon Vouet and his pupils and continuators. The analogies for the figure of Amphitrite can be found in Vouet’s drawings: a preparatory drawing of a female nude in the Louvre (inv. no. RF 14725 … ), a study for two female nudes in a private collection in Paris … , and the figure of Aurora in Amsterdam, Rijksprentenkabinet (inv. no. 64:191 … ). The pose of Triton behind Amphitrite is identical to the study of the water deity by Vouet in the Musée des Beaux-arts in Grenoble (a drawing, inv. no. D 1272 … ). A similarity between the composition of the subject and details can also be found in the Łazienki composition and Voet’s painting depicting the Triumph of Galatea dating from 1643–44, now in a private collection in Paris … , better known from an etching by Michel Dorigny of 1644. … [D. Juszczak, H. Małachowicz, The Stanisław August Collection of Paintings at the Royal Łazienki. Catalogue, Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw 2016, no. 115, pp. 420–421.]