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Domenichino and assistants: 'Apollo and Neptune advising Laomedon'
This painting is part of the group: Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes
Apollo and Neptune disguised themselves as mortals and helped build the city of Troy. When Laomedon refused to pay them the agreed price the gods took revenge by bringing a series of disasters upon the city. The three are here shown consulting a plan and pointing to the city in the background.The subject derives from Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' (10).

This fresco (transferred to canvas) comes from a series painted in the Stanza di Apollo in the garden pavilion of the Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati. The execution seems to be by an assistant, although Domenichino did make four preparatory chalk drawings for the painting (Windsor, Royal Collection).

Other paintings in this group: Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes

Apollo slaying Coronis
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Apollo slaying Coronis
The Judgement of Midas
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
The Judgement of Midas
Apollo pursuing Daphne
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Apollo pursuing Daphne
The Flaying of Marsyas
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
The Flaying of Marsyas
Apollo killing the Cyclops
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Apollo killing the Cyclops

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