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The Olympus (Jupiter, Crowned with Myrtle By the Hours, Proffers a Goblet to Ganymede to Be Served Nectar)

Andrea Appiani

On establishing the Republic, Napoleon appointed Appiani Fine Arts Commissioner in 1800, charging him to select confiscated pictures for the museums of Milan and Bologna, and premier peintre  in 1805. In the Palazzo Reale Appiani painted The Apotheosis of Napoleon on the vault of the Throne Room and devised a series of canvases for the sovereign’s cabinet with Stories of Jupiter, including this overdoor which the artist kept in his studio after it was decided to execute the cycle in monochrome fresco.

Download hi-res image TITLE The Olympus (Jupiter, Crowned with Myrtle By the Hours, Proffers a Goblet to Ganymede to Be Served Nectar)
AUTHOR Andrea Appiani
DATE c. 1806
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 45 x 136
INVENTORY 522
ROOM XXXVII
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