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Ceiling painting depicting a cameo of the goddess Diana (representing the moon) surrounded by blue foliated scrollwork on a gold ground and flanked by two sleeping putti and two putti holding crabs (representing the sign of the Zodiac Cancer).

This is one of eight border panels which frame a central ceiling panel, depicting Mercury and the Arts, in the Red Velvet Room at Chiswick House.

Chiswick House

London


Date

c.1729

Medium

oil on plaster

Accession number

88387007

Work type

Panel


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Chiswick House

Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London, Greater London W4 2RP England

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