The Bay of Baiae, with Apollo and the Sibyl

Oil paint on canvas | 1454 x 2375mm | exhibited 1823

J. M. W. Turner

Turner has used Baiae, in the Bay of Naples, as the backdrop here. In an ancient Greek myth, the priestess Cumaean Sibyl asks the god Apollo to let her live for as many years as the grains of sand she could hold in her hand. However, as she did not a...
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