(b. 1578, Bologna, d. 1660, Bologna)
The Phaethon Legend: Venus at her Toilet1609-10
Palazzo Odescalchi Giustiniani, Bassano Romano
This scene is on the north wall of the Galleria in the Palazzo Odescalchi Giustiniani, Bassano Romano. This is the only scene in the room for which there is no suggestion in Ovid. The woman usually is identified as Venus, although the figure can be also a personification of Vanitas.