CANUTI, Domenico Maria
(b. 1625, Bologna, d. 1684, Bologna)

Taddeo Pepoli Installed as Apostolic Vicar by Pope Benedict XII

Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna

From a young age, the painter enjoyed the protection of the Pepoli family. Count Odoardo Pepoli commissioned Canuti to paint two long oval ceiling pictures in the stairwell of the Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande. They illustrated significant events from the life of Taddeo Pepoli. Canuti here shows himself to have been a close student of Veronese, from whom, in addition to the oval shape and certain compositional elements, he adopted the extreme view from below.

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