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Domenichino and assistants: 'The Flaying of Marsyas'
This painting is part of the group: Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes

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For the subject see Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' (6). Apollo defeated the satyr Marsyas in a musical competition; as a punishment for failure, Apollo flayed him.

The picture was originally above the door of the Stanza di Apollo in Villa Aldobrandini, hence its horizontal format.

While the landscape and the main figure group are convincingly by Domenichino himself, it would seem he left the painting of the right side to an assistant. Six drawings for the composition (Windsor, Royal Collection) include a chalk study of the landscape without the figures.

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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
Apollo killing the Cyclops
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Apollo killing the Cyclops

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