Dido and Aeneas
Death of Dido, c. 1658–mid-1670s Antwerp, Workshop of Michel Wauters, after cartoons by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Wool and silk, The Norton Simon Foundation
- 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Explore Giovanni Francesco Romanelli’s unique and rarely seen cartoons, or large paintings on paper, which depict the enduring story of Queen Dido of Carthage and Trojan hero Aeneas, founder of Rome, as told in Book IV of the Aeneid. Then learn about the role of these monumental cartoons in the creation of tapestries like Death of Dido.
- The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants.
- Meets in Entrance Gallery
Tours & Talks:
Enjoy an evening in conversation with designer and author Kaari Meng as she tours three remarkable French genre paintings on view in The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th-Century Paintings from The Frick Collection and highlights the fashion and textiles of the time. MORE INFO