RICCI, Sebastiano
(b. 1659, Belluno, d. 1734, Venezia)

Monochromes framed by stucco

1697-98
Fresco, stucco work
Palazzetto Zane, Venice

The pairs of monochrome medallions in the four corners of the ceiling depict Mercury and Diana, Amphitrite and Neptune, Juno and Pan, Hercules and Jupiter, and symbols of the four elements - Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The monochromes are inserted in stucco frames supported by graceful putti and intertwined with wreaths of leaves, some oak, some laurel.

The picture shows the monochromes depicting Amphitrite Transported by the Dolphin and Neptune on a Seahorse, painted by Sebastiano Ricci, and framed by stucco work by Abbondio Stazio and Andrea Pelli.