paolo fiammingo

FIAMMINGO, Paolo

Flemish painter, active in Venice (b. ca. 1540, Antwerpen, d. 1596, Venezia)

Apollo and Poseidon Punishing Troy

c. 1590

Oil on canvas, 118 x 100 cm

Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This recently discovered painting (on loan to the Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest from a private collection) is the only known sixteenth-century representation of the theme. The story is related by both Homer (in the Iliad) and Ovid (in the Metamorphoses).