Venus petitioning Jupiter on behalf of Aeneas
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas (circular), Venus petitioning Jupiter on behalf of Aeneas, British (English) School, 18th century. The Council of the Gods shows a scene from the Roman poet Virgil's epic poem the Aeneid. Jupiter, in the centre, attempts to mediate between his queen, Juno (with a peacock) and his daughter Venus (standing), who have been arguing over the fate of Venus's son, Aeneas, the founder of Rome. Inset into the plasterwork of the ceiling.
Vernon collection transferred to the Treasury in 1967 following death of 9th Lord Vernon, and transferred to The National Trust in 1967.
Sudbury Hall, The Vernon Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust in 1967)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist previously catalogued as attributed to Louis Laguerre (Paris 1663 - London 1721), artist