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

The Family of Darius before Alexander

1756-58
Fresco
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.