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This is one of ten landscapes that originally formed a frieze around the private study of Alfonso, Duke of Ferrara. It hung above mythological scenes painted by Titian and Giovanni Bellini, forming one of the most important Renaissance interiors. Virgil’s 'Aeneid' tells the mythical story of the foundation of Rome by Aeneas. Dosso interpreted the text so freely that the subject remains uncertain.
oil on canvas
H 58.5 x W 167.5 cm