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Phaethon Collection

"Phaethon: A Mythical Journey Through Art and Nature" Embark on a captivating journey through time and space as we explore the enigmatic tale of Phaethon

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton, from The Four Disgracers, 1588. 1588. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Phaeton, from The Four Disgracers, 1588. 1588. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Phaeton, from The Four Disgracers, 1588

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) in flight, Plazas Island, Galapagos

Red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) in flight, Plazas Island, Galapagos

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Pair Of Wall Sconces, 1730/31. Creator: Peter Archambo

Pair Of Wall Sconces, 1730/31. Creator: Peter Archambo
Pair Of Wall Sconces, 1730/31. These extravagantly ornamented sconces were originally part of an impressive silver collection amassed by George Booth, second Earl of Warrington

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Common tern, Sterna hirundo, black tern, Chlidonias niger, great frigatebird, Fregata minor

Common tern, Sterna hirundo, black tern, Chlidonias niger, great frigatebird, Fregata minor
FLO4597806 Common tern, Sterna hirundo, black tern, Chlidonias niger, great frigatebird, Fregata minor, and white-tailed tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Apollo and Phaëthon, c1731. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Apollo and Phaëthon, c1731. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Apollo and Phaethon, c1731

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton Before Apollo, published 1606. Creators: Antonio Tempesta, Wilhelm Janson

Phaeton Before Apollo, published 1606. Creators: Antonio Tempesta, Wilhelm Janson
Phaeton Before Apollo, published 1606. From The Metamorphoses of Ovid, pl. 11

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton Asking for the Chariot, published 1590. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Phaeton Asking for the Chariot, published 1590. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Phaeton Asking for the Chariot, published 1590. From Ovid's Metamorphoses, book II, plate 1, title page

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton Driving the Chariot to the Sun, published 1590. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Phaeton Driving the Chariot to the Sun, published 1590. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Phaeton Driving the Chariot to the Sun, published 1590. From Metamorphoses by Ovid, book 2, plate 3

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Death of Phaeton, published 1606. Creators: Antonio Tempesta, Wilhelm Janson

The Death of Phaeton, published 1606. Creators: Antonio Tempesta, Wilhelm Janson
The Death of Phaeton, published 1606. From The Metamorphoses of Ovid, pl. 12

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Stockton-on-Tees Regatta Cup, 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Stockton-on-Tees Regatta Cup, 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Stockton-on-Tees Regatta Cup, 1860. The fashion of furnishing splendid vases for race plate is gradually extending, and our art manufacturers have "improved the occasion" by throwing as

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaeton, c. 1591. Creator: Joseph Heintz the Elder

The Fall of Phaeton, c. 1591. Creator: Joseph Heintz the Elder
The Fall of Phaeton, c. 1591

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaeton, 1745/1750. Creator: Gaspare Diziani

The Fall of Phaeton, 1745/1750. Creator: Gaspare Diziani
The Fall of Phaeton, 1745/1750

Background imagePhaethon Collection: A Coffered Dome with Apollo and Phaeton, c. 1787. Creator: Felice Giani

A Coffered Dome with Apollo and Phaeton, c. 1787. Creator: Felice Giani
A Coffered Dome with Apollo and Phaeton, c. 1787

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Apollo giving his chariot to Phaeton, after Poussin, between 1600 and 1699. Creator: Unknown

Apollo giving his chariot to Phaeton, after Poussin, between 1600 and 1699. Creator: Unknown
Apollo giving his chariot to Phaeton, after Poussin, between 1600 and 1699. (Apollon accordant son char a Phaeton, d'apres Poussin)

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaeton. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

The Fall of Phaeton. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
The Fall of Phaeton

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton au Palais du Soleil... 1766. Creator: Jean-Michel Moreau

Phaeton au Palais du Soleil... 1766. Creator: Jean-Michel Moreau
Phaeton au Palais du Soleil... 1766

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Goodwood Race Prize - Phaeton and Apollo, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Goodwood Race Prize - Phaeton and Apollo, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Goodwood Race Prize - Phaeton and Apollo, 1854. Horse racing trophy. Cup...from the establishment of Messrs. Hunt and Roskell; it has been designed and modelled by Mr. H. H

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Great frigatebird (Phaethon aethereus) male at nest site, with gular sac inflated

Great frigatebird (Phaethon aethereus) male at nest site, with gular sac inflated to attract females. Genovesa Island, Galapagos, May

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The fall of Phaethon, Early renaissance art, Leonardo da Vinci

The fall of Phaethon, Early renaissance art, Leonardo da Vinci
Vintage illustration, After the sketch by Leonardo da Vinci, fall of Phaethon, Early renaissance art. Phaethon, was the son of the Oceanid Clymene and the sun-god Helios in Greek mythology

Background imagePhaethon Collection: DDE-90020967

DDE-90020967
Madagascar, Nosy Ve. Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) in flight Date: 28/07/2006

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of the Phaethon, 1750-60 (fresco)

The Fall of the Phaethon, 1750-60 (fresco)
5949128 The Fall of the Phaethon, 1750-60 (fresco) by Galliari, Bernardino (1707-1794) and Galliari, Fabrizio (1709-1790); Villa Crivelli, Bollate, Lombardy

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of the Phaethon, 1750-60 (fresco)

The Fall of the Phaethon, 1750-60 (fresco)
5949122 The Fall of the Phaethon, 1750-60 (fresco) by Galliari, Bernardino (1707-1794) and Galliari, Fabrizio (1709-1790); Villa Crivelli, Bollate, Lombardy

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Justitia (Justice) from Los Honores, Flanders, 1525 / 32. Creators: Unknown

Justitia (Justice) from Los Honores, Flanders, 1525 / 32. Creators: Unknown
Justitia (Justice) from Los Honores, Flanders, 1525/32. Presumably after a design by Bernard van Orley. Top left corner and center of lower section possibly produced at the workshop of Pieter van

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaeton, Aubusson, after 1776. Creator: Manufacture royale d Aubusson

The Fall of Phaeton, Aubusson, after 1776. Creator: Manufacture royale d Aubusson
The Fall of Phaeton, Aubusson, after 1776. The Fall of Phaeton (Phaetontis casus) from Ovids Metamorphoses. Possibly woven at the workshop of Gabriel Babonneix at the Manufacture Royale d Aubusson

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Apollo Granting Phaeton Permission to Drive the Chariot of the Sun, 1690 / 95

Apollo Granting Phaeton Permission to Drive the Chariot of the Sun, 1690 / 95
Apollo Granting Phaeton Permission to Drive the Chariot of the Sun, 1690/95

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton Driving the Chariot of Phoebus, 1475 / 1500. Creator: Unknown

Phaeton Driving the Chariot of Phoebus, 1475 / 1500. Creator: Unknown
Phaeton Driving the Chariot of Phoebus, 1475/1500

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton asking Apollo to drive the Sun chariot, 1804. Creator: West, Benjamin (1738-1820)

Phaeton asking Apollo to drive the Sun chariot, 1804. Creator: West, Benjamin (1738-1820)
Phaeton asking Apollo to drive the Sun chariot, 1804. Found in the Collection of the Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Allegorical illustration of Phaethon, son of Helios and the Oceanid Clymene

Allegorical illustration of Phaethon, son of Helios and the Oceanid Clymene
6337443 Allegorical illustration of Phaethon, son of Helios and the Oceanid Clymene, falling out of the sky while driving the Sun Chariot by Cooper

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaeton (engraving)

The Fall of Phaeton (engraving)
816508 The Fall of Phaeton (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Fall of Phaeton)

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Landscape with the Heliads searching for their brother Phaeton (oil on canvas)

Landscape with the Heliads searching for their brother Phaeton (oil on canvas)
AGN362061 Landscape with the Heliads searching for their brother Phaeton (oil on canvas) by Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellee) (1600-82); 57x76 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Red-billed tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus

Red-billed tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus (Ethereal tropic bird). Handcoloured copperplate engraving drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder from William Elford Leachs Zoological Miscellany

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Red-tailed tropic bird, Phaethon rubricauda

Red-tailed tropic bird, Phaethon rubricauda (Phaeton phoenicurus). Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by John Latham from his own A General History of Birds, Winchester, 1824

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaethon, 1615 (engraving)

Phaethon, 1615 (engraving)
3480547 Phaethon, 1615 (engraving) by Gaultier, Leonard (1561-1641); (add.info.: Phaethon (son of the Oceanid Clymene and the solar deity Helios)

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Study for 'Phaethon', 1922-1925. Creator: John Singer Sargent

Study for "Phaethon", 1922-1925. Creator: John Singer Sargent
Study for " Phaethon", 1922-1925

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Sculpture prize - 'The Hours leading the Horses of the Sun', - by Mr. A

Sculpture prize - "The Hours leading the Horses of the Sun", - by Mr. A
Sculpture prize - " The Hours leading the Horses of the Sun", - by Mr. A. Brown, 1845. Bas relief by a student at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaeton, 1545. Creator: Antonio Fantuzzi

The Fall of Phaeton, 1545. Creator: Antonio Fantuzzi
The Fall of Phaeton, 1545

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaeton, 1540-66. 1540-66. Creator: Nicolas Beatrizet

The Fall of Phaeton, 1540-66. 1540-66. Creator: Nicolas Beatrizet
The Fall of Phaeton, 1540-66

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton, ca. 1514-36. Creator: Agostino Veneziano

Phaeton, ca. 1514-36. Creator: Agostino Veneziano
Phaeton, ca. 1514-36

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Walnut cassone, 1570, (1881). Creator: Frederick Marriott

Walnut cassone, 1570, (1881). Creator: Frederick Marriott
Walnut cassone, 1570, (1881). Etching of a carved wooden cassone or chest, one of a pair made in Rome in the late 16th century

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) flying portrait, Nosy Ve, Madagascar

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) flying portrait, Nosy Ve, Madagascar

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Apollo, the Muses and Chronos, c1730, (1928). Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Apollo, the Muses and Chronos, c1730, (1928). Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Apollo, the Muses and Chronos, c1730, (1928). Design for a ceiling, pen with wash on paper. At one time known to have been in the collection of the Sartorio Collection, Trieste, Italy

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaethon buried nymphs Heliades turn trees

Phaethon buried nymphs Heliades turn trees
Phaethon is buried by nymphs while the Heliades turn into trees

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Fall Phaethon

Fall Phaethon
Fall of Phaethon

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The fall of Phaeton

The fall of Phaeton. Found in the Collection of Museo Civico, Belluno

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Phaeton, 1925

Phaeton, 1925. Phaeton, son of Helios, driving his fathers chariot. From The Book of Myths by Amy Cruse, 1925

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The fall of Phaeton, 1588

The fall of Phaeton, 1588. Private Collection

Background imagePhaethon Collection: The Fall of Phaethon

The Fall of Phaethon. Found in the Collection of Biblioteca comunale dell Archiginnasio, Bologna

Background imagePhaethon Collection: Antique landscape with the Phaethons tomb, 1785. Artist: Jacob Philip Hackert

Antique landscape with the Phaethons tomb, 1785. Artist: Jacob Philip Hackert
Antique landscape with the Phaethons tomb, 1785. Hackert, Jacob Philipp (1737-1807). Found in the collection of the State A. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow



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"Phaethon: A Mythical Journey Through Art and Nature" Embark on a captivating journey through time and space as we explore the enigmatic tale of Phaethon, a figure deeply embedded in both ancient mythology and artistic masterpieces. From the majestic Red-billed tropicbird soaring gracefully above Plazas Island in Galapagos to Hendrik Goltzius' mesmerizing depiction of Phaeton in his renowned work "The Four Disgracers, " this mythical character continues to captivate our imagination. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of a male Great frigatebird at its nest site, proudly displaying its inflated gular sac, reminiscent of Phaeton's audacious attempt to control the chariot of the sun. The fall of Phaeton unfolds before our eyes through Leonardo da Vinci's early Renaissance artistry, leaving us spellbound by his interpretation of this tragic event. Delve into history as you encounter frescoes such as "The Fall of the Phaethon" from 1750-60, showcasing both its visual splendor and symbolic significance. Justitia (Justice) from Los Honores adds another layer to this narrative, reminding us that even gods are not immune to consequences for their actions. Marvel at Aubusson's exquisite tapestry depicting "The Fall of Phaeton, " meticulously crafted after 1776 by Manufacture royale d'Aubusson. It serves as a testament to how this myth has transcended time and inspired artists across centuries. Transport yourself back in time with Apollo Granting Phaeton Permission to Drive the Chariot of the Sun; an artwork that encapsulates ambition intertwined with divine intervention. Finally, immerse yourself in Unknown's masterpiece "Phaeton Driving the Chariot of Phoebus, " where vibrant colors bring forth an intense portrayal filled with turmoil and determination.