In the art of Tiepolo, compositional and coloristic perfection is combined with boundless creative imagination, masterly mastery of the drawing and careful study of the model – with the inspired gift of improvisation. Monumental and easel works of Tiepolo glorify ancient generals and modern European rulers or reproduce episodes of sacred writings and ancient mythology.
Tiepolo cloths are filled with air and light, thanks to this, the coloring in them acquires a special freshness and sonority. Wide manner of writing, generalized forms, the absence of small details give the artist’s compositions
Algarotti intended the picture as a present to Count Brühl, the Minister of the Saxon Court, who was an adviser on the art of the Elector of Saxony and the King of Polish August III. In the depths of the composition, Tiepolo portrayed Brühl’s palace. There is no doubt that the work is allegorical in nature and represents in the images of Emperor Augustus and Patron-August III and Count Brühl. In the Hermitage the picture came in 1769 from the collection of Brühl. In the next century, she was in Gatchina, where she returned to the Hermitage in 1882.