TASSI, Agostino
(b. 1578, Roma, d. 1644, Roma)

The Capture of Troy

c. 1639
Oil on canvas, 75 x 99 cm
Private collection

The Capture of Troy and its companion piece A Shipyard were conceived to be presented together. One is a nocturne and the other a day scene, and one alludes to an episode from mythology while the other is taken from daily life. Both the first subject and the second were dear to the artist, who delighted in treating them throughout his career.

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