The Procession of the Trojan Horse into Troy

This and 'The Building 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 Trojans, who worship the horse, bring the Greek gift into the City. Later the Greek soldiers emerge and begin the sack 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 Procession of the Trojan Horse into Troy
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

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
about 1760
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo: 'The Building of the Trojan Horse'