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Provenance: D. Tunick, 2/74;
LL verso: Marcus Sopher (cat. 16);
See: Ann Sutherland Harris and Carla Lord. "Pietro Testa and Parnassus". Burlington Magazine. CXXII 1970, pp. 15-20.
Sopher 17th c. cat. no. 16;
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection
The centaur Chiron, riding with lions, carries the teenage Achilles on his back and shows him how to aim an arrow. In the foreground and background are amorous scenes of centaurs with young men and women.