ROMANELLI, Giovanni Francesco
(b. 1610, Viterbo, d. 1662, Viterbo)

Ceiling decoration

Fresco, 450 x 355 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In 1655 Romanelli, who in 1646 decorated two galleries in the Palais Royal in Paris, was commissioned to decorate the summer apartments of Anne of Austria in the Louvre's Petite Galerie. He was assisted by the sculptor Michel Anguier and various stucco artists. The trompe-l'oeil paintings in the vaults framed by Anguier's stucco work evoke the Farnese and Barberini palaces in Rome as well as the Pitti in Florence.

The picture shows a section of the ceiling, representing Diana and Actaeon, of the Petite Galerie in the Louvre.