Giulio Bonasone (Italian, Bolognese, ca. 1510after 1576), after Francesco Primaticcio (Italian, Bolognese, 15041570)
Engraving; first state; plate 15 3/4 x 25 1/16 in. (40 x 63.6 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (53.600.4450)
Since the Trojans had been persuaded that bringing the horse into their city would lead to the Greeks' defeat, the walls were breached and the horse was wheeled in, with the most valiant Greek soldiers hidden inside. This engraving is based on a drawing by Primaticcio, now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, that probably represents an early idea for the fresco of the defeat of Troy in the Galerie d'Ulisse at Fontainebleau (154147).