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Jacopo Robusti, detto Tintoretto - The Fall of Phaethon
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Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez - Portrait of Francesco I d’Este
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Bust of Francesco I d’Este
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Prospero Clemente - Bust of Ercole II d'Este
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Domenico Galli - Cello
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Boy with thorn
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Annibale Carracci - Venus and Love
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Double Harp
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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Venus, Mars and Cupid
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Guido Mazzoni - Head of an old man
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Antonio Raggi - Sacred Love defeating profane Love
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Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, detto l'Antico - The Gonzaga Vase
Jacopo Robusti, detto Tintoretto - The Fall of Phaethon
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez - Portrait of Francesco I d’Este
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Bust of Francesco I d’Este
Prospero Clemente - Bust of Ercole II d'Este
Domenico Galli - Cello
Boy with thorn
Annibale Carracci - Venus and Love
Double Harp
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Venus, Mars and Cupid
Guido Mazzoni - Head of an old man
Antonio Raggi - Sacred Love defeating profane Love
Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, detto l'Antico - The Gonzaga Vase

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The work is part of a series of fourteen octagons with stories taken from the Metformosi of Ovid painted by Jacopo Robusti known as Tintoretto (1518-1594) for the Venetian bank Vettore Pisani in 1541, intended to decorate the ceiling of his bedroom in the Palace Pisani of San Paterniano. In 1658 the Pisan heirs sold the series to Duke Francesco I d'Este, who had it placed in the wooden ceiling of the second parade chamber of the Ducal Palace of Modena. The octagons one of the first great trials of the young Robusti. The remaining tables represent the stories of Jupiter and Europe, Mercury puts Argo, Priapus and Lotides to sleep, Semele incinerated by Jupiter, Deucalion and Pirra, The race of Hippomenes, The massacre of the sons of Niobe, Vulcan, Minerva and Love, Apollo and Daphne, The goddess Latona, Orpheus implores Pluto, Pyramus and Thisbe, The Judgment of Midas.

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