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Aurora is shown in her chariot, accompanied by the Hours and heralded by Apollo; Time is shown on the right. Also recognizable are Ceres, with a sheaf of wheat, and Bacchus, wearing a crown of vine leaves—emblematic of summer and fall.

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This oil sketch for the ceiling of the saleta adjacent to the throne room of the Palacio Real, Madrid, differs from an alternative version (37.165.3) in the prominence given to Jupiter and his eagle and to Apollo, god of the sun and patron of the…

This picture, Tiepolo's largest and most dazzling oil sketch, shows Apollo about to embark on his daily course across the sky. Deities around the sun god symbolize the planets and allegorical figures on the cornice represent the four…

From at least the time the picture hung at Althorp House, the canvas was extended considerably at the top and somewhat less at the bottom so that it would be closer in scale to Guido Reni's "Liberality and Modesty" [see Ref. Garlick 1976, pl. 28] in…