- Museum number
Object: Apolloni Admetis armenta Mercurius furatur
Series: Villa Aldobrandina Tusculana sive varii illius hortorum et frontium prospectus
Plate 19: Mercury stealing the herd of Admetus, after the fresco designed by Domenichino for the Villa Aldobrandini; landscape with Apollo in the form of a shepherd sitting in the left foreground and playing the flute, oblivious to the fact that beyond, at right, Mercury steals the herd he was guarding. 1647
- Production date
Height: 328 millimetres
Width: 226 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 (NG6291). See Spear, 'Domenichino', 1982, vol. I, cat. No.51. This scene is Spear 51.ix.
- Not on display
- Prints and Drawings
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