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

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

Villa Baglioni, Massanzago

The detail shows the chariot in the lower section of the fresco, with spirited horses, a gray Aeos and a sorrel Phlegon, ready to lead Phaethon into the sky, their bridles held by the Hours.

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