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Apotheosis of the Spanish (?) Monarchy (?)
Corrado Giaquinto

In the upper part, Jupiter holds a crown accompanied by Juno; below them to the left are Venus and Cupid, and Bacchus.

At the right, Minerva presents a female figure with spear and shield; this figure is perhaps a personification of Spain or some attribute of Spain. In the lower part, Hercules overcomes the Hydra.

This is one of several autograph sketches which relate to a ceiling painting originally in the Palazzo Santa Croce in Palermo (now in the Palazzo Rondinini-Sanseverino in Rome).

Key facts
Artist Corrado Giaquinto
Artist dates 1703 - 1766
Full title Apotheosis of the Spanish (?) Monarchy (?)
Date made about 1751
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 96.5 x 43.2 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1954
Inventory number NG6229
Location in Gallery Not on display
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