PANNINI, Giovanni Paolo
(b. 1691, Piacenza, d. 1765, Roma)

Musical Fête

Oil on canvas, 207 x 247 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The painting depicts the musical fête given by the Cardinal de la Rochefoucauld at the Theatre Argentina, Rome, on 15 July 1747 in honour of the marriage of the Dauphin of France.

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