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The Judgement of Midas

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DOMENICHINO and assistants , 1581 - 1641

The Judgement of Midas

Date: 1616-18
Medium: Fresco, transferred to canvas and mounted on board
Dimensions: 267 x 224 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1958

Apollo and Pan had a musical contest. Midas chose Pan as the victor, and Apollo punished Midas by giving him ass's ears. Midas stands between Apollo who is seated with his lyre on the right, and Pan with his pipes to the left.The subject derives from Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' (11).

This fresco (transferred to canvas) comes from a series painted in the Stanza di Apollo in the garden pavilion at the Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati, for which final payment was received in June 1618. It is generally considered an autograph work.




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This image is part of the group:

"Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes"

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