Apollo and Daphne


PELLEGRINI, Giovanni Antonio
c. 1704
Villa Alessandri, Mira

“Father, if your waters still hold charms to save your daughter, cover with green earth this body I wear too well,” and as she spoke a soaring drowsiness possessed her; growing in earth she stood, white thighs embraced by climbing bark, her white arms branches, her fair head swaying in a cloud of leaves; all that was Daphne bowed in the stirring of the wind… — Ovid

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