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Object: Midae auriculae asininae adduntur ab Apolline
Series: Villa Aldobrandina Tusculana sive varii illius hortorum et frontium prospectus
Plate 14: the judgement of Midas, after the fresco designed by Domenichino for the villa Aldobrandini; King Midas stands in the centre foreground of a landscape and points at Pan, whom he names as victor in the musical contest which opposed the satyr to Apollo; the latter, who sits on the right, retaliates by giving Midas ass's ears; on the left two men and a satyr sitting behind Pan look on; trees and mountains in the distance. 1647
- Production date
Height: 328 millimetres
Width: 225 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1972,U.184.1 for comment on the series.
The painting is part of a series of frescoes executed by Domenichino and his assistants in the Stanza di Apollo in the garden pavilion of the Villa Aldobrandini. The original fresco has since been transferred onto canvas and is now in the National Gallery (NG6285). See Spear, 'Domenichino', 1982, vol. I, cat. No.51. This scene is Spear 51.iv.
- Not on display
- Prints and Drawings
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