9 July 2001
A Siena plate
Circa 1745, probably Ferdinando Maria Campani
Painted with Dido seated on her throne and conforted by an attendant, another attendant pulling at Aeneas's arm, among bushes and trees before distant buildings and mountains, within a manganese line and ochre rim (centre with two areas of re-painting to disguise flaking, minute rim chip at 12 o'clock, slight flaking to rim)
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diam.
Schloß Thallwitz (reverse with red inventory number Th.18.)
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Steffen Berg, op. cit. (January 1996), pl. 24.
Aeneas, the son of Venus and legendary founder of Rome, abandoned Dido, the Queen of Carthage after having spent the winter with her.
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