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This modello, or detailed oil study, is one of a group of 12 that Giordano made in preparation for the ceiling frescoes in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence in 1682–85. This scene corresponds to that painted on one of the two short walls, above the entrance to the grand Galleria.
Oil on canvas
H 73.5 x W 88 cm
Presented by the Trustees of Sir Denis Mahon's Charitable Trust through the Art Fund, 2013