Friday, August 5, 2016


Room V - Room of the Alcove
“The room (...) owes its name to the fact that it has been used as a bedroom by Queen Christina of Sweden until her death. Following the purchase of the building by the Corsini family, the room remained the bedroom of the new owner, Cardinal Neri Maria. Underscoring the link between the room and the Queen, the Swedish State gave the Gallery (1991) a painting that depicts her in the guise of Diana the huntress, the work of the Flemish Justus van Egmont and six commemorative medals” (Official Website of the Galleria Corsini -
Decorations in the ceiling with “Stories of Solomon” and “Stories of Moses” maybe by artists of the school of Federico Zuccari (about 1542/1609)
“Terracotta bust of G.B. Blanchis” 1680 by Fabrizio Arriguzzi (active 1630/80)
Small bronze statue “Ganymede and the Eagle” by the Florentine Antonio Montauti (1685/1740)
Terracotta bust “Alexander VII Chigi (1655/67)” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598/1680)
“Queen Christina of Sweden as Diana” by Justus Van Egmonts (1601/74)
“It is a masterpiece of the maturity of Carlo Maratta and stands as an exemplum of academic eclecticism of the artist” (Official Website of the Galleria Corsini -
“Ruins with baths” and “Ruins with shepherds” by Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1691/1765)
“St. Sebastian Tended by Angels” by Peter Paul Rubens (1577/1640)
“It belonged to the collection of Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini senior and it dates back to the early years of the artist's stay in Rome (1601/02)” (Official Website of the Galleria Corsini -
“St. Sebastian” by an anonymous artist of the seventeenth century inspired by Palma il Giovane
“Madonna and Child” by Angelo Caroselli (1585/1652)
“Hunting coots” and “Hunters in the woods” by Angeluccio (active mid-seventeenth century) who painted the landscapes whereas the figures were probably painted by the Roman bambocciante Michelangelo Cerquozzi (1602/60)
“The attribution of the figures to the Roman painter raises some doubts indeed because of their street fighting and thugs attitude that would seem more appropriate to Pieter Van Laer” (Sivigliano Alloisi)
“St. Apollonia” by Carlo Dolci (1616/86)
Two paintings made with oil on copper and blackboard: “Interior of Antwerp Cathedral during the day” and “Interior of Antwerp Cathedral at night” by Frans Francken III (1606/after 1667) with Peter Neefs the Younger (1620/post 1675)
“Justice” by Cesare Gennari (1637/88)
“Ecstasy of St. Francis” by Filippo Lauri (1623/94)
“Temple of Vesta with Roman monuments” and “Pantheon and Roman monuments” by the French Charles Louis Clerisseau (1721/1820)
“Clerisseau was also an architect and an elegant draftsman. Following a period of travel to follow the English architect Robert Adam, he returned to Rome in the early sixties and it was well received for his friendship with Piranesi. Here he undertook the decoration of the coffee house in Villa Albani where he met Winckelmann and a little later he made the famous room of the convent of Trinità dei Monti, which immediately became one of the curiosities of Rome” (Sivigliano Alloisi)
“Holy Family”, also known as “Our Lady of Silence” by Marcello Venusti (about 1512/79)
“The Assumption of Mary Magdalene” copy by an unknown seventeenth-century artist from an original by Giovanni Lanfranco
“The Holy Family with John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene” copy by an unknown sixteenth-century artist from an original by Parmigianino
“Landscape with waterfall and figures” by Pandolfo Reschi (1643/99)
“Concert” by the Flemish artist Theodor Rombouts (1597/1637)
“The Holy Family with St. John” by the Emilian Bartolomeo Schedoni (1578/1611)
“The comprehensive training of Schedoni led, in contact with the painting of Ludovico Carracci and Giovanni Lanfranco (in Parma since 1610), to a very personal style, where the direct and contrasted light isolates and highlights the solid and almost geometrically constructed forms and emphasizes the vivid and brilliant colors” (Enciclopedia Treccani)
“Adoration of the Shepherds” by an artist of the school of Jacopo Bassano
Significant “St. Jerome” by an artist of the school of Jusepe de Ribera
“Deposition of Christ from the Cross” by a sixteenth century artist of the Tuscan school
“Portrait of Vittoria Della Rovere as Faith” by the Flemish artist Giusto Sustermans (1597/1681)
“Landscape with Satyrs” by Pietro Testa (1612/50) engraver from Lucca who sadly committed suicide in the Tiber for his disappointments in his job as a painter
“Fruit Seller” by Jacob Van Steverden

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