Apollo and Daphne (c.1618–25)
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
243 cm (height)
Collection of the Galleria Borghese, Rome
“Daphne, daughter of Peneus, was Apollo’s first love, which
not blind chance, but Cupid’s savage anger, gave.”
“I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.” — Michel de Montaigne
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