ANGELI, Giuseppe
(b. 1712, Venezia, d. 1798, Venezia)

Mucius Scaevola before Porsenna

1760
Fresco
Villa Widmann, Mira

Giuseppe Angeli is also responsible for the four large monochromes set in sumptuous frames between the doors on the balcony in the ballroom. They depict glorious military events from Roman history, including Mucius Scaevola before Porsenna; Scipio Combating the Carthaginians; Curtius Rufus on his Horse; and Coriolanus Accepting the Command of the Roman Troops.

The present monochrome scene shows Mucius Scaevola burning his own hand on a brazier in the presence of Porsenna.