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

Phaethon Asking His Father to Let Him Drive the Chariot of Sun

1719
Fresco
Villa Baglioni, Massanzago

Phaethon Asking His Father to Let Him Drive the Chariot of Sun is the principal episode of the Myth of Phaethon. It is staged on the east wall of the main hall. The chariot appears in the lower section, with spirited horses, ready to lead him into the sky, their bridles held by the Hours.




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