(b. 1599, Nettuno, d. 1661, Roma)
Marcantonio Pasquilini Crowned by Apollo1641
Oil on canvas, 244 x 194 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Pasqualini (1614-1691) was the leading male soprano of his day. He joined the choir of the Sistine Chapel in 1630, and from 1632 was a protagonist of many operas produced at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome.