CROSATO, Giovanni Battista
(b. ca. 1685, Treviso, d. 1758, Venezia)

Ceiling painting: Sacrifice of Iphigenia

Palazzina di Caccia, Stupinigi

The picture shows the ceiling painting in the antechamber in the Appartamento della Regina in the Palazzini di Caccia in Stupinigi. This hunting residence was one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy. The palace was designed in 1729 by Filippo Juvarra to be used as a hunting lodge for Vittore Amadeo II. Giovanni Battista Crosato worked in Stupinigi as a ceiling and wall painter between 1730 and 1735.