Chloe playing the Lyre to Daphnis
Antonio Zucchi, RA (Venice 1726 – Rome 1796)
Oil painting on canvas (circular), Chloe playing the Lyre to Daphnis 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 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 H M 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