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Galeria Dipinta Nel Palazzo Del Prencipe Panfilio Da Pietro Berrettino Da Cortona Intagliata Da Carlo Cesio Vero Originale

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Si vendono da Gion. Iacomo Rossi, in Roma: alla Pace alin:egna di Parigi co Priv S. Pont, [1661]

Physical Description

16 dble. pl. (incl. t.pl.); 493 mm.


[Pl. 1: t.pl.] - [Plates 2-15] - [Pl. 16: dedic.]

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed.

Three carry the publisher's imprint of 'Gio. Iacomo Rossi' (pl. 8, 9, 16).

The work is dedicated by the engraver, Carlo Cesio, to the nephew of the late pope, Innocent X (that is, Prince Camillo Pamphili).


Carlo Cesi, ed. A. di Nicola et al. [exhibition catalogue] (Antrodoco, 1987); Annibale Carracci e suoi incisori, ed. E. Borea and G. Mariani [exhibition catalogue] (Rome, 1986); P. Bellini, Italian masters of the seventeenth century, 47 (XXI/ii of The illustrated Bartsch, ed. W. Strauss) (1983), 65-80.

Summary Note

Plates 2-15 reproduce details of Pietro da Cortona's ceiling in the Gallery of Palazzo Pamphili, Piazza Navona, Rome, which he executed for Pope Innocent X (Pamphili) between 1651 and 1654. The theme of the paintings is divine providence revealed in the history of Innocent X, with subsidiary scenes drawn from the legend of Aeneas, from whom the Pamphili claimed descent. The last plate (pl. 16) carries the dedication of the engraver, Cesi.

Cesi was a pupil of Cortona. He had published a series of prints after Annibale Carracci's frescoes in the Farnese gallery (1657) before publishing this series after Cortona's work in the Palazzo Pamphili (1661). As a faithful representation of the originals, these etchings were highly admired.

Binding Note

18th-century half white vellum, blue paper-covered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Galle. Panfi. Tempo. Deita. Inedi. Costa.' Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Public relations - Italy - Rome - 17th century
Paintings, Italian - Frescoes - Ceilings - Interior decoration - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Palazzo Pamfili - History - 17th century - Baroque
Pictorial works - 17th century