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

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For the subject of this fresco see Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' (10). Cyparissus, beloved by Apollo, accidentally killed a favourite stag; he was so distressed that he begged to be allowed to mourn for ever, and was turned into a cypress.

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

The upper portion of the composition, with Apollo seated on clouds, remains in situ at the Villa Aldobrandini.

It is thought that Domenichino provided the general design, but may not have executed the fresco.

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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