The Building of the Trojan Horse

This and 'The Procession of the Trojan Horse', also in the Collection, are part of a series of sketches illustrating a famous passage from Virgil's 'Aeneid' (Book 2): The Greeks build a wooden horse, fill it with armed men and leave it outside the enemy city of Troy.

Painted presumably about 1760, the two pictures are close in style to the work of the artist's father Giambattista.

Key facts

Artist dates
1727 - 1804
Full title
The Building of the Trojan Horse
Date made
about 1760
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
38.8 x 66.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1918
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Sketches depicting the Trojan Horse