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Object: Cyparissus in arborem sui nominis conversus
Series: Villa Aldobrandina Tusculana sive varii illius hortorum et frontium prospectus
Plate 16: the transformation of Cyparissus, after the fresco designed by Domenichino for the villa Aldobrandini; Cyparissus stands in the left foreground of a landscape with his arms up in the air, grieving for the stag lying at his feet; in the upper part Apollo, who its on a cloud, turns the young man into a cypress tree. 1647
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Height: 299 millimetres
Width: 147 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 Transformation of Cyparissus" is believed to be a collaborative work between Viola (landscape) and another artist who might not have been Domenichino (figures). The upper part of the fresco is still at the Villa Aldobrandini while the lower portion has since been transferred onto canvas and is now in the National Gallery (NG6286). See Spear, 'Domenichino', 1982, vol. I, cat. No.51. This scene is Spear 51.vi.
- Not on display
- Prints and Drawings
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