Apollo and the Muses Dancing
after Baldassare Peruzzi (Siena 1481 – Rome 1536)
Oil painting on panel, Apollo and the Muses Dancing after Baldassare Peruzzi (Siena 1481 – Rome 1536), 19th century. A later copy of the picture in the Pitti Palace, Florence. Ten full-length figures; Apollo centre, dressed in male/female classical robe and openwork buckskin boots, a quiver strapped to his left shoulder with bow and arrows, he is holding hands and dancing with a circle of nine female figures. Gilt background. A scroll beneath inscribed with names. Companion picture to 'Amorini Dancing'.
Probably 3rd Lord Berwick collection. 1847 Catalogue of Paintings, p.19; 1861 Inventory p.225; 1913 Inventory p.63; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.
Attingham Park, The Berwick Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
On the reverse: On the reverse is the export seal of the Academia, Milan. On reverse of panel (top): 84 Lord Berwick 112 (?) On reverse of panel (bottom): 34 On reverse of panel (bottom): ATT/P/084 On reverse of frame (top): 84 On reverse of frame (bottom): ATT/P/084
Makers and roles
after Baldassare Peruzzi (Siena 1481 – Rome 1536), artist