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Bonasone: Neptune calming the Tempest

Comments

Attributed to Giulio Bonasone (Italian, active Rome and Bologna, 1531–after 1576) (in Bartsch, but questioned)

Attributed to Girolamo Fagiuoli (Italian, active Bologna, by 1539, died 1574 Bologna) by S. Boorsch

After Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome) (Metropolitan Museum)

Bartsch, although he lists this print under Bonasone, doubts that it was done by this artist. The editors of The Illustrated Bartsch concur in doubting the attribution. Massari accepts the attribution. (Museum of Fine Art, Boston)

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Image
Date
1531–76
Culture
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Location
New York, Metropolitan Museum

Tiepolo: Neptune and the Winds

The sketch illustrates a celebrated passage from Virgil's Aeneid describing how Neptune calmed the winds to save Aeneas from shipwreck. Neptune, his arm raised, commands the winds to desist. Jupiter stands in front of the portico of a circular temple. In 1764–66 Tiepolo decorated a room in the Palacio Real, Madrid, with an apotheosis of Aeneas; the sketch may be related to this project. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
Date
1696–1770
Culture
Medium
Dimensions
24 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (62.2 x 62.2 cm)
Location
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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