Apollo prepares to flay the satyr Marsyas, who has challenged him unsuccessfully in a musical contest (Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' VI). The attribution to Lauri has been retained since 1813. A copy or version is in the Musée Magnin, Dijon.


  • Title: Apollo and Marsyas
  • Date: 17th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w368 x h489 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Italian
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, Noel Desenfans, 1786-1807: London, Christie's, Desenfans private sale, 8 Apr. 1786, lot 365 (as by 'AlbanoÐApollo and Martius. 30 x 23, outside frame'). £15.15 (bt in); London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811; 1813 inv., no. 186.
  • Artist: Lauri, Filippo
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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