Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
France
Saint-CloudChâteau (destroyed)Cabinet des Bijoux du Duc d'Orléans
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 297-304: Jupiter sends Mercury to the Carthagians, to make them well-disposed towards the Trojans
Vergil Aeneid CyclesSaint-Cloud, Château (Jean Cotelle, destroyed, late 17th or early 18th century)
Further details
Contrary to the Vergil's text quoted beneath, in the image Venus and not Jupiter sends Mercury to Carthago. The series in Saint-Cloud consisted of eight paintings, de Tervarent was able to identify prints after six of them.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Massé, Jean-Baptiste (1687-1767) after Cotelle, Jean, the younger (1642-1708)
DATE
early 18th century
LOCATION
n/a
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
2
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Guy de Tervarent, Présence de Virgile dans l'art, Beaux-Art 12, fasc. 2, Brussels 1967, pl. 15
Contact
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