Thursday, January 26, 2017


1517/23 maybe Antonio Cordini detto Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1483/1546) and Andrea Contucci aka Andrea Sansovino (1460/1529) for Cardinal Andrea Della Valle who kept in the palace his collection of ancient statues now largely in Florence
Giorgio Vasari attributed with little credibility to Lorenzo Lotti aka Lorenzetto (1490/1541)
It was left unfinished outside after the sack of Rome in 1527
It passed in 1633 to the Del Bufalo family who had it restored
Since 1948 is the headquarters of CONFAGRICOLTURA (Italian General Confederation of Agriculture), an organization that represents and protects Italian farmers
Employers associated with Confagricoltura account for two-thirds of all enterprises in the sector and employ more than 500,000 workers
Coffered ceiling with rosettes, garlands and golden putti with in the center colorful coat of arms of the Cardinal
Walls painted with “Fake architecture and rural landscapes”, “Figures of warriors and female figures” and frieze with “Marine divinities and sirens” maybe by Francesco de' Rossi aka Francesco Salviati (1510/63) or an artist of the school of Giulio Pippi aka Giulio Romano (1499/1546)

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