(b. 1651, Venezia, d. 1736, Venezia)

View of the ceiling

c. 1708
Ca' Dolfin in San Pantalon, Venice

This fresco on the ceiling of the salone in Ca' Dolfin was executed by Bambini with the collaboration of the quadratura painter Antonio Felice Ferrari. A false loggia in rose marble augments the height of the room, opening it onto an expanse of sky. Arrayed among the clouds is an allegory of Venice between personifications of Virtues and the gods of Olympus, including Amphitrite riding a gigantic dolphin, an allusion to the Dolfin family.

This fresco is the most Baroque creation in the field of monumental decoration in early eighteenth-century Venice.

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