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Domenichino and assistants: 'Apollo slaying Coronis'
This painting is part of the group: Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes

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Coronis, loved by Apollo, was unfaithful to the god. Apollo's bird, the raven, revealed her infidelity to him and Apollo thereupon slew her. (Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' 2:600 ff).

The fresco (transferred to canvas) comes from a series painted in the Stanza di Apollo in the garden pavilion of the Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati.

For this episode, Domenichino made a detailed pen drawing of the composition and chalk studies of each figure (Windsor, Royal Collection), but the execution of the fresco was left mostly to assistants.

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The Flaying of Marsyas
Domenichino and assistants
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Apollo killing the Cyclops
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