CROSATO, Giovanni Battista
(b. ca. 1685, Treviso, d. 1758, Venezia)

The Family of Darius before Alexander

Villa Marcello, Levada di Piombino Dese

This scene is one the two scenes on the wall opposite to the entrance to the ballroom. It is a sentimental representation of an astonished and almost embarrassed Alexander facing the wife and small daughters of Darius, who kneels at his feet, begging for mercy.