Sunday, April 24, 2016

BRASCHI PALACE - MUSEUM OF ROME (eighth part)

The Rospigliosi family
ROOM 4
Extraordinary “Model of the Chapel Pallavicini Rospigliosi in S. Francesco a Ripa church” about 1712 by Nicola Michetti (about 1675/1758)
“Portraits of child masked” (maybe Pietro Banchieri, son of the nephew of Clement IX Rospigliosi - 1667/69) about 1668 maybe by Pierre Ronche
ROOM 5
“Equestrian Portrait of Camillo Rospigliosi” 1737 by Agostino Masucci (1691/1758)
“The choice of the equestrian portrait, while recalling courtly models of the seventeenth century, from Rubens to Van Dyck, in the exact description of the gait of the horse, its harness and Camillo's special clothing, is a faithful document of the art of riding in this period” (Brief Guide to the Museum of Rome)
Various “Portraits of horses” by Johan Reder (1656/1764)
Chinoiserie
ROOM 6
Decoration of the room and clothes influenced by eighteenth-century fashion and passion for Chinese d├ęcor
“Automatic Organ with cylinders” about 1820/30 by the Viennese Anton Beyer, an extraordinary grandfather of a jukebox

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