Daphnis bestowing a Garland of Flowers on Chloe
Antonio Zucchi, RA (Venice 1726 – Rome 1796)
Oil painting on canvas (circular), Daphnis bestowing a Garland of Flowers on Chloe, by Antonio Zucchi, RA (Venice 1726 – Rome 1796), circa 1776. One of a set of four circular overdoor paintings with scenes from the story of Daphnis and Chloe by the 3rd century Greek author, Longus.
Commissioned from Antonio Zucchi by Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Bt (1739-1785) and sent to Nostell Priory in 1776; thence by descent; accepted in lieu of tax by HM Treasury and transferred to the National Trust in 1986.
Nostell Priory, The St Oswald Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Antonio Zucchi, RA (Venice 1726 – Rome 1796), artist
Sands 2011: Frances Sands, 'The Art of Collaboration: Antonio Zucchi at Nostell Priory', The Georgian Group Journal, vol.XIX, 2011, pp.106-119