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Aeneid Collection

"Aeneid: A Tale of Heroism and Destiny" In the midst of chaos, as Troy burns to ashes, Aeneas emerges as a symbol of resilience and determination

Background imageAeneid Collection: Aeneas Flees from Troy

Aeneas Flees from Troy
The fall of Troy - Aeneas flees the city, carrying his father Anchises and accompanied by his son Ascanius and his wife Creusa who unfortunately dies

Background imageAeneid Collection: Roman mosaic

Roman mosaic

Background imageAeneid Collection: Aeneid Title Page

Aeneid Title Page
Title-page for the second part of Virgils Aeneid, in a French edition of 1662, featuring gods above, battles below, and some of the protagonists

Background imageAeneid Collection: Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2

Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2
Art Greek. Hellenistic. Statue of Lacoon and his sons (Antiphates and Thymbraeus). The sculpture is attributed by three sculptors from the island of Rhodes. Agesander, Athenedores and Polydorus

Background imageAeneid Collection: Virgil & Aeneid

Virgil & Aeneid
VIRGIL Roman writer, depicted reading his Aeneid to his patron, Maecenas

Background imageAeneid Collection: 4th Century Bc Acheron Aeneid Allegoric Allegorical

4th Century Bc Acheron Aeneid Allegoric Allegorical
4th, century, bc, acheron, aeneid, allegoric, allegorical, allegory, ancient, age, art, boat, boatman, boundary, campania, charon, cross, dead, death, deceased, ferry, ferryman, gravestone, greek

Background imageAeneid Collection: AENEAS AND ANCHISES

AENEAS AND ANCHISES
Aeneas visits his dead father Anchises in the Underworld, and is shown a vision of the glorious heroes of Rome who will be his descendants

Background imageAeneid Collection: Lunette depicting Aeneas Fleeing from Burning Troy Carrying his Father Anchises Followed by

Lunette depicting Aeneas Fleeing from Burning Troy Carrying his Father Anchises Followed by Ascanius Carrying his
BEN124350 Lunette depicting Aeneas Fleeing from Burning Troy Carrying his Father Anchises Followed by Ascanius Carrying his Mother, from the Camerino, 1596 (fresco) by Carracci

Background imageAeneid Collection: Entellus killing the bull (colour litho)

Entellus killing the bull (colour litho)
3634488 Entellus killing the bull (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Entellus killing the bull)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Aeneas kills Turnus, king of the Rutuli (chromolitho)

Aeneas kills Turnus, king of the Rutuli (chromolitho)
1093975 Aeneas kills Turnus, king of the Rutuli (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aeneas kills Turnus, king of the Rutuli)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Entellus killing the Bull

Entellus killing the Bull
LLM462298 Entellus killing the Bull by Pinelli, Bartolomeo (1781-1835); Private Collection; (add.info.: Entellus killing the Bull)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Dido stabbing herself, opening of Book IV of Virgils Aeneid (w / c on vellum)

Dido stabbing herself, opening of Book IV of Virgils Aeneid (w / c on vellum)
621801 Dido stabbing herself, opening of Book IV of Virgils Aeneid (w/c on vellum) by Morris, William (1834-96); 14x13.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageAeneid Collection: Dido, mid to late 18th century. Creator: Louis Marin Bonnet

Dido, mid to late 18th century. Creator: Louis Marin Bonnet
Dido, mid to late 18th century

Background imageAeneid Collection: Matteo Maria Boiardo writing his poem and The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy

Matteo Maria Boiardo writing his poem and The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid
2384651 Matteo Maria Boiardo writing his poem and The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid, Canto II (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense

Background imageAeneid Collection: Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: 'Venus, as a huntress

Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: "Venus, as a huntress
5962691 Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: "Venus, as a huntress, appears to her son Aeneas and his companion Achates on the beach of Libya

Background imageAeneid Collection: Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships, from Aeneid Canto V, detail of 2384655 (fresco)

Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships, from Aeneid Canto V, detail of 2384655 (fresco)
2384659 Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships, from Aeneid Canto V, detail of 2384655 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Continental battle and Duel between Aeneas and Mesenzio from Aeneid, Canto X (fresco)

Continental battle and Duel between Aeneas and Mesenzio from Aeneid, Canto X (fresco)
2384674 Continental battle and Duel between Aeneas and Mesenzio from Aeneid, Canto X (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Aeneas comforted by god Tiber, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384668 (fresco)

Aeneas comforted by god Tiber, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384668 (fresco)
2384669 Aeneas comforted by god Tiber, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384668 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Eneas enters the Averno (the Underworld) from Aeneid, Canto VI, detail of 2384661 (fresco)

Eneas enters the Averno (the Underworld) from Aeneid, Canto VI, detail of 2384661 (fresco)
2384662 Eneas enters the Averno (the Underworld) from Aeneid, Canto VI, detail of 2384661 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid, Canto V, detail of 2384655 (fresco)

Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid, Canto V, detail of 2384655 (fresco)
2384656 Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid, Canto V, detail of 2384655 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Three characters appearing in the clouds and The landing of Aeneas on the coast of Libya

Three characters appearing in the clouds and The landing of Aeneas on the coast of Libya from Aeneid, Canto I (fresco)
2384648 Three characters appearing in the clouds and The landing of Aeneas on the coast of Libya from Aeneid, Canto I (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena

Background imageAeneid Collection: The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid, Canto II (fresco)

The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid, Canto II (fresco)
2384652 The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid, Canto II (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Dido commits suicide after being abandoned by Aeneas (colour litho)

Dido commits suicide after being abandoned by Aeneas (colour litho)
6000259 Dido commits suicide after being abandoned by Aeneas (colour litho) by Wulff, Max (1871-1947); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dido commits suicide after being abandoned by Aeneas)

Background imageAeneid Collection: The Olympus and stories of Aeneas, 1740-44 (fresco)

The Olympus and stories of Aeneas, 1740-44 (fresco)
3606313 The Olympus and stories of Aeneas, 1740-44 (fresco) by Ferrari, Lorenzo de (1680-1744); Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi (former Palazzo Tobia Pallavicini), Genoa, Liguria

Background imageAeneid Collection: Aeneas disembarking at the mouth of Tiber river, 1740-44 (fresco)

Aeneas disembarking at the mouth of Tiber river, 1740-44 (fresco)
3606315 Aeneas disembarking at the mouth of Tiber river, 1740-44 (fresco) by Ferrari, Lorenzo de (1680-1744); Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi (former Palazzo Tobia Pallavicini), Genoa, Liguria

Background imageAeneid Collection: Naval Combat, detail of 2384674 fresco)

Naval Combat, detail of 2384674 fresco)
2384673 Naval Combat, detail of 2384674 fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Turnus soldiers attack the Trojan field, from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco)

Turnus soldiers attack the Trojan field, from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco)
2384672 Turnus soldiers attack the Trojan field, from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Duck hunting scene and Turnus and his allies from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco)

Duck hunting scene and Turnus and his allies from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco)
2384664 Duck hunting scene and Turnus and his allies from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid, Canto II

The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid, Canto II, detail of 2384651 (fresco)
2384654 The transportation of the horse under the walls of Troy from Aeneid, Canto II, detail of 2384651 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena

Background imageAeneid Collection: Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: 'Venus, as a huntress

Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: "Venus, as a huntress
5962690 Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: "Venus, as a huntress, appears to her son Aeneas and his companion Achates on the beach of Libya

Background imageAeneid Collection: Naval Combat and Turnus soldiers attack the Trojan field, from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco)

Naval Combat and Turnus soldiers attack the Trojan field, from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco)
2384671 Naval Combat and Turnus soldiers attack the Trojan field, from Aeneid, Canto VII (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Duel between Aeneas and Mesenzio, from Aeneid, Canto X, detail of 2384674 (fresco)

Duel between Aeneas and Mesenzio, from Aeneid, Canto X, detail of 2384674 (fresco)
2384675 Duel between Aeneas and Mesenzio, from Aeneid, Canto X, detail of 2384674 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Scandiano landscape within local fair and Aeneas comforted by god Tiberinus from Aeneid

Scandiano landscape within local fair and Aeneas comforted by god Tiberinus from Aeneid, Canto VIII (fresco)
2384668 Scandiano landscape within local fair and Aeneas comforted by god Tiberinus from Aeneid, Canto VIII (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena

Background imageAeneid Collection: Landscape with a woman showing a castle to a child and Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships

Landscape with a woman showing a castle to a child and Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid
2384655 Landscape with a woman showing a castle to a child and Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid, Canto V (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense

Background imageAeneid Collection: Turnus and his allies, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384664 (fresco)

Turnus and his allies, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384664 (fresco)
2384665 Turnus and his allies, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384664 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid Canto V, detail of 2384655(fresco)

Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid Canto V, detail of 2384655(fresco)
2384660 Venus prays Neptune to protect Aeneas ships from Aeneid Canto V, detail of 2384655(fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid

Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: monochrome fresco representing Vulcan, god of fire
5962697 Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: monochrome fresco representing Vulcan, god of fire

Background imageAeneid Collection: Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid

Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: "Aeneas dreams of Mercury who orders him to
5962688 Palazzina (Small Building), the third room or room of the Aeneid: "Aeneas dreams of Mercury who orders him to leave", 1756-57 (fresco) by Tiepolo

Background imageAeneid Collection: Aeneas picking up the sacred olive tree

Aeneas picking up the sacred olive tree
3606316 Aeneas picking up the sacred olive tree by Ferrari, Lorenzo de (1680-1744); Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi (former Palazzo Tobia Pallavicini), Genoa, Liguria, Italy; (add.info.: Genoa)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Turnus and his allies, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384664 (fresco)

Turnus and his allies, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384664 (fresco)
2384667 Turnus and his allies, from Aeneid, Canto VII, detail of 2384664 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Turnus death from Aeneid, Canto XII, detail of 2384677 (fresco)

Turnus death from Aeneid, Canto XII, detail of 2384677 (fresco)
2384680 Turnus death from Aeneid, Canto XII, detail of 2384677 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Princely cortege with a landscape in the background and Turnus death, from Aeneid

Princely cortege with a landscape in the background and Turnus death, from Aeneid, Canto XII (fresco)
2384677 Princely cortege with a landscape in the background and Turnus death, from Aeneid, Canto XII (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena

Background imageAeneid Collection: Hunting scene with falcon and Aeneas entering the Averno (the Underworld) from Aeneid

Hunting scene with falcon and Aeneas entering the Averno (the Underworld) from Aeneid, Canto VI (fresco)
2384661 Hunting scene with falcon and Aeneas entering the Averno (the Underworld) from Aeneid, Canto VI (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena

Background imageAeneid Collection: Scenes of the Aeneid, detail of 2384648 (fresco)

Scenes of the Aeneid, detail of 2384648 (fresco)
2384650 Scenes of the Aeneid, detail of 2384648 (fresco) by Abate, Nicolo dell (c.1509-71); Galleria e Museo Estense, Modena, Italy; (add.info.: Modena)

Background imageAeneid Collection: Aeneas and the Sibyl of Caumae, 1874-c. 1919 (w / c on vellum)

Aeneas and the Sibyl of Caumae, 1874-c. 1919 (w / c on vellum)
1195394 Aeneas and the Sibyl of Caumae, 1874-c.1919 (w/c on vellum) by English School, (19th century); 33.5x24 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageAeneid Collection: Virgil Reading the 'Aeneid'to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia, 1790 / 93

Virgil Reading the "Aeneid"to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia, 1790 / 93
Virgil Reading the " Aeneid" to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia, 1790/93

Background imageAeneid Collection: Untitled (Statue of the Laocoon), c. 1857. Creator: Robert MacPherson

Untitled (Statue of the Laocoon), c. 1857. Creator: Robert MacPherson
Untitled (Statue of the Laocoon), c. 1857. A work made of albumen print, from "photographs of views of rome" (c. 1857)



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"Aeneid: A Tale of Heroism and Destiny" In the midst of chaos, as Troy burns to ashes, Aeneas emerges as a symbol of resilience and determination. The Roman mosaic vividly captures his escape from the ravaged city, showcasing his unwavering spirit. The title page of the epic poem "Aeneid" by Virgil sets the stage for an extraordinary journey through ancient times. This masterpiece has captivated readers for centuries with its gripping narrative and profound themes. Greek art reaches new heights in the Hellenistic era, exemplified by the awe-inspiring statue of Laocoön. Its intricate details depict a moment frozen in time, echoing the trials faced by Aeneas on his quest. Virgil himself becomes intertwined with his creation - "The Aeneid. " As one delves into this literary treasure, they uncover layers of meaning and insight that have shaped Western literature since its inception. An allegorical representation from 4th century BC reveals how deeply ingrained "Aeneid" is within our cultural consciousness. The River Acheron serves as a metaphorical gateway to another realm, mirroring Aeneas' descent into darkness before emerging victorious. The bond between father and son takes center stage as we witness Aeneas carrying Anchises away from Troy's inferno. Francesco Massimiliano Laboureur's sculpture immortalizes their love amidst turmoil, reminding us of familial devotion amid chaos. Within a fresco painting dating back to 1596 lies an iconic scene - Aeneas fleeing burning Troy with Ascanius clutching onto hope beside him. This powerful image encapsulates their desperate flight towards destiny against all odds. Entellus' triumph over a mighty bull showcases not only physical strength but also echoes themes found within "Aeneid. " Just like Entellus conquers adversity in combat, so does our hero overcome countless obstacles on his fated path.