PANNINI, Giovanni Paolo
(b. 1691, Piacenza, d. 1765, Roma)
Piazza Navona in Rome1729
Oil on canvas, 107 x 248 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
The painting depicts the preparation of the fireworks and decoration on the occasion of the birth of the Dauphin (1729-1765), son of Louis XV and Marie Leczinska. The celebration on the Piazza Navona in Rome was organized by Cardinal Melchior de Polignac, the ambassador of France at the Vatican.