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Apollo killing the Cyclops

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DOMENICHINO and assistants , 1581 - 1641

Apollo killing the Cyclops

Date: 1616-18
Medium: Fresco, transferred to canvas and mounted on board
Dimensions: 316.3 x 190.4 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1958

For the subject of this fresco (now transferred to canvas mounted on board) see Apollodorus, 'Library' (3: 10). Apollo slew the one-eyed race of giants, the Cyclops, because they had provided Zeus with the thunderbolts which killed his son, Aesculapius.

At the right, in the foreground, is a dwarf in chains. The classical scene is painted partly as a trompe-l'oeil tapestry. The dwarf's head is the portion most acceptably by Domenichino, and may be a portrait.






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This image is part of the group:

"Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes"

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