Aeneas at the Court of Latinus

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Title

Aeneas at the Court of Latinus

Artwork Item Type Metadata

Agent Name

Bol, Ferdinand

Agent Role

artist

Agent Culture

Dutch

Date

1661-1664

Time Period

17th century

Material

oil on canvas

Technique

painting

Work Type

painting

Description

Bol’s painting, made for the Amsterdam Admiralty, shows a scene from Virgil’s Aeneid. Aeneas congratulates one of four ships’ captains who competed in a race. All four were rewarded on their return, even the captain who threw his helmsman overboard for disobeying an order. The painting was accompanied by a poem by Vondel, stressing the importance of firmness and generosity in good government.

Description Source

Rijksmuseum

Book

Book V

Scene Depicted

96B422 the contests held in memory of Anchises

Institution

Rijksmuseum

Institution Location

Netherlands

Rights

Public Domain

Image Source

Rijksmuseum

Acquisition Method

Rochelle

URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.6100

Text Reference

Rochelle, Mercedes. Mythological and Classical World Art Index: A Locator of Paintings, Sculptures, Frescoes, Manuscript Illuminations, Sketches, Woodcuts, and Engravings Executed 1200 B.C. to 1900 A.D., with a Directory of the Institutions Holding Them. McFarland, 1991.

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Citation

“Aeneas at the Court of Latinus,” Mirabile Visu, accessed September 16, 2019, http://artofaeneid.com/items/show/3617.