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Dido Showing Aeneas Her Plans for Carthage, c. 1630-35

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli

Italian, 1610-1662
Gouache and black chalk on paper, laid down on linen
109 x 192 in. (276.9 x 487.7 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1969.19.P
© The Norton Simon Foundation

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Dido shows Aeneas a plan for a temple in her new city. Here Romanelli illustrates the moment when Dido, aware of Aeneas standing behind her, starts to speak but stops, transfixed with love, in the middle of her sentence.

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