TIEPOLO, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1696, Venezia, d. 1770, Madrid)

View of the room of Virgil

Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Vicenza

The third room on the ground floor of the Palazzina was painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo with scenes after Virgil's Aeneid, depicting the legend of Aeneas. The scenes in this room are Mercury Appearing to Aeneas, Aeneas Introducing Cupid Dressed as Ascanius to Dido (scenes shown in the present photo), Venus Appearing to Aeneas on the Shores of Carthage, and Aeneas Encounters His Mother, Venus, in the Form of a Huntress.