The Creation of the Elements: Chronos and Cybele with Zeus, Hera and Poseidon

after Paolo Veronese (Verona 1528 -Venice 1588)
National Trust Inventory Number 1257144.1

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1550 - 1837
Materials Oil on canvas
Place of origin
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Creation of the Elements: Chronos and Cybele with Zeus, Hera and Poseidon, after Paolo Veronese (Verona 1528 -Venice 1588). Chronos (Time) in the centre, with his wife Cybele (Earth), and their children Zeus (Fire), Hera (Air) and Poseidon (Water).


acquired by William John Bankes in 1838/9 from Town & Emmanuel, New Bond Street, as the supposed central element of a ceiling from the Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni, Venice; bequeathed by Ralph Bankes, 1981

Credit line

Kingston Lacey, The Bankes Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

after Paolo Veronese (Verona 1528 -Venice 1588), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10117)
Oil paint (8601)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12642)
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum) (14404)
Periods 16th century (6318)
17th century (33435)
18th century (87994)
19th century (174414)
Maker Paolo Veronese (Verona 1528 -Venice 1588) (44)
Subjects Saturn (3)
Cybele (3)
Jupiter (Zeus) (28)
Juno (Hera) (16)
Neptune (Poseidon) (28)
Object Type Ceiling painting (30)

Record Status


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