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Apollo and the Muses  1674

by Claude Lorrain

The nine Muses, goddesses of poetic inspiration and the creative arts, surround the god Apollo, who plays a lira di braccio. They gather along the Castelian spring, which flows through the center of the scene. Famous in ancient times as a source of inspiration and learning, this place was appropriate for making music and contemplating the beauty of Mount Parnassus. An iden...
21.3 x 58.1 cm
Pen and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk
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