Madame Le Fèvre de Caumartin as Hebe (detail)
In Greek mythology, Hēbē (Greek: Ἥβη) is the goddess of youth. Hebe was the goddess of youth and the cupbearer of the gods who served ambrosia at the heavenly feast. She was also the patron goddess of the young bride and an attendant of the goddess Aphrodite.
Jean-Marc Nattier ( 1685, Paris - 1766, Paris)
Oil on canvas, 103 x 82 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Nattier was one of the most successful artists at the court of Louis XV, excelling in the vogue of painting women in mythological or allegorical fancy dress - or undress - transforming his matrons into goddesses. His portraits are little concerned with individual characterization, but they show fluency, vivacity, and relaxed charm.#Nattier #detail