Pegasus (Lady Godiva)

TitlePegasus (Lady Godiva)
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions9 1/4 x 12 3/4
Signaturenot visible
Current OwnerDenver Art Museum
URL of Owner
CityStateDenver, CO
ProvenanceArtist; Charles W. Snow (as "Lady Godiva"); W. T. Evans; AAA, 1913; Moulton and Ricketts; Elliot Daingerfield; Macbeth, 1937; Vose; Leroy Ireland, 1943; Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Hanley, Bradford Ps.; gift to Denver Art Museum, Hanley Memorial Fund, 1969
ExhibitedReinhardt, 1916; Santa Barbra, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; Huntington, 1969
Subject DescriptionThis painting being an essentially imaginative rather than descriptive subject, does not lend itself to an objective description/ There is a large tree at left center and what appears to be trees or rocks at the right. In front of the tree at the left appears the Pegasus-Bellerophon group, the animal rearing on its hind legs as though talking flight. It is noticeable that Pegasus is not winged, suggesting perhaps that the tradition for the picture's title is not very old.
ConditionOil on canvas (the Santa Barbara catalogue reported oil on board). Generally good. The picture is heavily dependant on the heavy sub texture over which the image has been developed in color glazes.
Infra-redClarifies the very free and irregular pattern of the ground texture, with the horse and rider overdone.
X-rayNotable example of sub-texture without correspondence to final image. Some scattered paint losses.
Additional Examination Notes