Laurent de La Hyre / The Kiss of Peace and Justice / 1654Laurent de La Hyre
The Kiss of Peace and Justice

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Creator Name: La Hyre, Laurent de
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1606 - 1656
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Laurent de La Hyre
Title: The Kiss of Peace and Justice
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1654
Creation End Date: 1654
Creation Date: 1654
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 54.9cm x 76.2cm
Inscriptions: signed lower right: L. De La Hyre. / in. & F. 1654 [inscribed on stone in center: IVSTITIA ET PAX / OSCULATAE SUNT / Psal. 84]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1971.102
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: Evrard Titon du Tillet, Paris (1749). Randon de Boisset collection (Paris sale 1777). Claude Tolozan (Paris sale 1801). London sale, 1970. Cyril Humphris, London.
Context: Peace, torching the instruments of war, and Justice, holding the scales, embrace in a quiet landscape setting. Under the antique urn, the inscription reads, "Justice and Peace kissed" (a reference to Psalm 85:10). The symbolism of the scene may have been inspired by the reconciliation between France's parliament and King Louis XIV's minister Cardinal Mazarin.In 1648 La Hyre became one of the twelve founders of the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. He is best known for his graceful, atmospheric landscapes with distant vistas paintedin subtle tones.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1971.102
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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